It’s common for patients to experience anxiety before a dental extraction but rest assured that this is a common procedure. Whether you’re experiencing an infection or we’re trying to resolve overcrowding, Smalltown Dental makes sure our extractions are fast and only cause minimal discomfort.
When Are Extractions Necessary?
The most common extractions we perform are for wisdom teeth, which often cause overcrowding in the mouth. They’re also more likely to accumulate plaque, tartar, and bacteria because they’re harder to clean at home.
That said, we may also need to extract teeth if:
- There’s a medical issue (e.g., severe decay, advanced gum disease).
- We're trying to reposition them.
- Your teeth or roots are fractured.
What Happens After an Extraction?
Missing teeth can have a negative impact on your health, making it more difficult to eat, causing discomfort, and making it more likely that the other teeth in your mouth begin decaying.
In fact, missing teeth can even change the shape of your mouth, which is why we recommend replacements in most situations.
Depending on the situation, there are two major ways for us to replace removed teeth:
- Dental Implants
We’ll discuss the options with you, determining which solution is best for you.