It is really important to practice good oral hygiene. Even losing one tooth can really change the health of your mouth and your smile!
We will do everything that we can to ensure that you can keep your teeth, but there are times when extractions are necessary.
- Extreme tooth decay
- Severe periodontal disease
- Bad infection or an abscess
- Broken teeth
- Impacted teeth
It may also be necessary to pull teeth for orthodontic reasons. You may have overcrowding or misaligned teeth that need to be pulled prior to getting braces. However, we don’t take the decision lightly.
Before we even consider extractions, we will do a thorough examination with X-rays. It is important to study the tooth and the roots prior to pulling the tooth. Most extractions can be done in our office, however, sometimes we will refer you to an oral surgeon.
Homecare instructions and any necessary prescriptions will be discussed with you after your extraction and we will give you a written instruction sheet as well. You should also call us if you have swelling, bleeding, or a fever or if soreness lasts for more that a week.
Don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions.