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.