There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth.
Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen that prevents it from falling out as it should, and must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. Or, a tooth may have decayed so much that it puts the surrounding teeth and jaw at risk of decay, so it may need removal and replacement with a bridge or implant.
Infection, orthodontic correction, or wisdom tooth problems can also require removal of a tooth.
When determined that a tooth needs to be removed, it may be extracted during a regular checkup or at separate visit.
While this procedure is typically very quick & pain-free, for you to be totally comfortable & at ease, it is important to share any concerns or preferences for sedation.
Once a tooth has been removed, neighboring teeth may shift causing problems with chewing or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, we may recommend replacement options for the extracted tooth.