Our top priority is to preserve your teeth and smile, but in some situations, removing a tooth is the last means of treatment. An extraction can help you avoid serious damage to other teeth and is a very common procedure. We offer several options for tooth replacement, and you can learn more about this procedure by hearing from our patients.
It is common for a tooth to be recommended for removal—even if it’s healthy. Sometimes, there is not enough room in the mouth to accommodate any more teeth (like wisdom teeth), or the tooth’s removal is a part of a larger orthodontic or oral surgery treatment. In other cases, a tooth with severe decay, injury, or other dental conditions may be beyond saving, or the tooth compromises the health of the surrounding teeth.
Local anesthesia is commonly used during a general tooth extraction, but you may receive another type of anesthesia depending on your treatment plan. As a valued patient at Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery, our goal is to keep you safe, calm, and comfortable throughout your treatment as we work to improve your oral health. Your unique treatment plan will be created and discussed during your first visit to our office.
There are many reasons a tooth may need to be extracted:
If the tooth to be extracted needs to be replaced, your oral surgeon can help you find the right tooth replacement solution for you. There are many options for tooth replacement, including dental implants.
We encourage you to contact Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery if you or your child have been recommended for a tooth extraction. Dr. Martin will design a comprehensive treatment plan with your optimal oral health in mind. If the tooth needs to be replaced, your options for tooth replacement, such as a dental implant, will be discussed as well. We look forward to meeting you.
After one or more teeth are extracted, there are several options to consider for replacing them. Prior to performing the extraction, Dr. Martin will assess your oral health and determine your tooth restoration options. We offer several types of treatment following extraction at Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery, including:
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates the jaw bone during chewing, actively preventing jaw bone atrophy from occurring as a result of tooth loss. There are many types of dental implants available to suit your exact restoration needs, including:
Socket preservation involves placing bone graft material into an empty tooth socket to preserve the jaw and maintain the size and shape of the socket. This makes for easier future dental implant placement and helps prevent jaw bone atrophy associated with tooth loss.
After a tooth is removed, the jaw bone will stop receiving stimulation without a tooth root present, and there will be an open space for nearby teeth to shift into. Not restoring a tooth can leave you susceptible to jaw bone loss, which can cause sagging facial features and dental misalignment. You may also lose confidence in your smile by not having a complete set of teeth.