Our holistic dentists do everything in their power to save a tooth.
However, sometimes we'll need to extract a tooth as a last resort to protect your oral health.
Reasons for tooth extractions:
- Baby tooth won't fall out naturally
- Severe tooth decay
- Infected tooth
- Impacted wisdom tooth
- Orthodontic correction
- Advanced periodontal disease
There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. For example, a baby tooth may be misshapen or have long roots preventing it from falling out as it should. When this happens, your child may need a tooth extraction to make room for the permanent tooth to erupt.
Tooth Extraction Procedure
While tooth extraction is typically very quick, it is important to share with your dentist any concerns or preferences for sedation. Our holistic dentists offer options like oral sedation and The Wand gentle anesthesia to minimize any discomfort felt during tooth extraction.
After dental extraction, your dentist will recommend ways to fill in the empty space left in your smile. For example, many of our patients restore smiles after tooth loss with dental implants. After tooth removal, we recommend scheduling a consultation with your dentist to determine which option is right for you.