Sometimes the only way to avoid further problems is by removing the affected tooth or teeth. Severe dental decay, gum disease, facial injuries, or other conditions that can cause damage are valid reasons for tooth extraction, which is a common procedure in our office at Eicon Dental Care.
All of your treatment options will be considered before your dentist or oral surgeon determine that a tooth extraction is the best option. A tooth can occasionally be saved by your oral surgeon or dentist through procedures such as a root canal, apicoectomy, or other restorative procedures. However, sometimes tooth removal is necessary. Tooth replacement options will be discussed with you if an extraction is certain, such as a dental implant. If a bone grafting procedure is needed before dental implant placement, the procedure can sometimes be performed during the same time as the extraction.