As local dentists that genuinely care about you and your family, we do everything we possibly can to save a damaged or decaying tooth. With today’s innovations in dental materials and techniques, we’re able to save more teeth than ever before, yet there are still instances where extraction is the best option. When the removal of a tooth is necessary for patient comfort and general oral health, our dental experts complete the process with compassion and strive to make the procedure as pain-free and quick as possible.
Thanks to cutting-edge technical advances in dentistry, there are just a few instances where tooth removal is necessary. These include:
Defective Baby Teeth — In children, extractions are almost only recommended when a baby tooth is prohibiting the growth of a healthy, permanent tooth or threatening the health of surrounding teeth.
Extensive Damage or Decay — If the cost or processes are too exorbitant to justify restorative dental services, extraction is often recommended. Complete removal of the affected tooth is meant to both relieve pain and protect the long-term oral health of the patient.
Misaligned Wisdom Teeth —The most common need for tooth extraction is the growth of molars. Since the jaw often does not have the room required for additional molars, it becomes imperative to the overall oral structure and health of the patient to have those misaligned teeth removed.
If you believe that extraction is the right option for you, contact our family dental clinic in Somerdale now. We’ll complete a full dental exam in order to determine whether keeping your teeth is possible and develop a plan to help you return to a pain-free life.