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Tooth Extraction: When It May Be Necessary

April 30, 2024

Although our skilled dental team will strive to preserve a patient’s natural smile, sometimes tooth extraction is necessary to restore oral health and protect overall well-being. Thanks to advances in care, dentists can perform extractions with greater precision and comfort and offer tooth replacement options that closely mimic the look and feel of a natural smile.

Reasons for Tooth Extraction

A severely compromised tooth, due to injury, decay, or bone loss, may require extraction if it is deemed non-restorable. This procedure can prevent further damage to the adjacent teeth and surrounding tissues, as well as avoid potential infection. Similarly, a problematic wisdom tooth that is impacted or poorly positioned may also necessitate extraction to prevent complications such as infection, cysts, oral pain, and issues affecting the adjacent teeth.

In some cases, we might recommend extracting a primary tooth if it is ankylosed (fused to the underlying bone) or over-retained and reluctant to fall out on its own. For children, teens, or adults with significant dental crowding, extractions are frequently required to facilitate orthodontic alignment.

The Extraction Process

At the office of Jamesville Dental Office, patient care and comfort are our top priorities. Our state-of-the-art practice uses the latest technology and treatment methods to make every trip to our office comfortable and stress-free. When you visit us for extractions, you can expect personalized, compassionate treatment from our highly trained dentist and professional team. Our dedicated staff strives to provide precise, gentle care and mitigate any anxiety or discomfort.

Tooth Replacement Options

Following a tooth extraction, we'll discuss the best options for rebuilding your complete, beautiful smile. These may include dentures, fixed bridges, or dental implants. As the most advanced treatment method available today, dental implants come closest to replicating the look, feel, and function of a natural smile.

Post-Extraction Care

After your tooth extraction procedure, it's essential to follow our post-operative care instructions to ensure optimal healing. This may include taking prescribed medications, using ice packs to reduce swelling, and maintaining a soft food diet for the first few days.

Conclusion: Restoring Your Smile with Confidence

At the office of Jamesville Dental Office, we strive to provide stress-free solutions for all your dental healthcare needs. We offer skilled, compassionate care and personalized solutions for every smile. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, get in touch with us today.