A tooth extraction is a procedure to remove a tooth if one of your teeth is damaged beyond practical repair. There are other reasons why a tooth would be extracted including:
- Wisdom tooth removal
- Severe tooth decay or infection may make it impossible or too costly to repair a tooth.
- Advanced gum disease may require an extraction so it doesn’t affect the supporting tissues around adjacent teeth.
- A baby tooth may be extracted if it’s physically preventing the permanent tooth from coming in.
- During orthodontic work, teeth may require extraction to create room for teeth that are being moved into place.
With the exception of wisdom teeth, prior to the extraction we review treatment options with you for the replacement of the missing teeth. These options include complete or partial dentures, bridgework, or dental implants. All of these services are performed at Grady Dental Care.