Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions

Tooth retention is almost always a better option than getting a tooth extracted. However, in some cases a tooth extraction may be unavoidable and can be the best possible treatment option. It is best to allow your dentist to evaluate your situation before extracting a tooth.

It’s also important to note that baby teeth are not readily extracted, as they are necessary for the proper eruption of permanent teeth.

 

 

 

Occasionally teeth are extracted for the following reasons:

  • If a tooth is badly decayed or damaged
  • If the patient has gum disease
  • To prevent complications, as in the case of a badly infected (abscessed) tooth
  • To improve appearance (as part of orthodontic treatment)
  • If teeth have no function
  • If a tooth is vertically cracked
  • Impacted wisdom teeth

Contact Genesis Dental today to find out more about our tooth extraction service.