Our dentists make every effort to preserve your natural teeth. However, extractions are necessary when decay has made the tooth unsalvageable or when you have an advanced periodontal disease. When a tooth is malformed, damaged, impacted or ingrown, different procedures are used, but all extractions are considered dental surgery. Depending on which tooth is removed, we can offer you a replacement in the form of a dental implant or oral prosthetic.
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Do I need my tooth extracted?
If you are having a toothache and there is severe decay, sometimes the only option to remove the pain and possible infection is to have the tooth extracted.
What should I expect during an extraction procedure?
All extractions start with the numbing process, it is the same as if you would be getting a filling. The tooth will be removed with special dental forceps.
How long is the healing process?
The healing process varies due to the location of the tooth in the dental arch, but often it takes about 3 weeks to completely close the extraction site.