Why Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction may need to be performed for various reasons, including severe decay and oral trauma, or in the case of stubborn baby teeth or impacted wisdom teeth. Tooth extraction may also be part of treatment ending in one or more dental implants to restore health and function to the smile. Many times, it is chronic tooth pain that drives patients to visit our office where we can determine the extent of damage or decay. We always use every means to save your tooth, but if it cannot be salvaged, we will recommend a tooth extraction to preserve the health of your mouth and prevent more serious problems from developing. Tooth extractions at our office are routine procedures, completed virtually pain free with our anesthesia services, and help many patients find much-desired relief with the elimination of associated pain or infection!
Prepping for Dental Implants
Commonly, we provide a tooth extraction as part of a dental implant treatment process. In this case, we will also provide a socket preservation procedure, involving placing bone grafting material into the empty socket after a tooth extraction to preserve the volume of the bone during healing. This ensures that enough jaw bone exists when dental implants are placed, so no additional bone grafting is necessary. As the best long-term solution for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are an ideal option after a tooth extraction or after the removal of multiple teeth .
Tooth extractions are recommended for:
- Severe tooth decay
- Prepping for dental implants
- Damage due to oral trauma
- Problematic wisdom teeth
- Stubborn baby teeth
- Presence of disease or infection
Extractions from an Extensively Trained Oral Surgeon
Tooth extractions are one of the most common procedures completed by board-certified oral surgeons like Dr. Aaron Quitmeyer, who have the extensive surgical training and experience to successfully extract teeth and handle any complications that may occur along the way. Furthermore, Dr. Quitmeyer has the skills and tools necessary to perform more complex extraction procedures, such as with cracked or fractured teeth, along with being licensed in more advanced anesthesia. Combined, this specialty experience, preparedness, in-depth knowledge, and administration of stronger sedation create the ideal environment to undergo a tooth extraction from Dr. Quitmeyer!