All phases of general dentistry which includes extraction, dentures, periodontal, whitening procedures, fillings, cleaning, implants and oral cancer detection.
In the old days, a persistent toothache usually meant an unwelcome showdown with a scary-looking instrument designed to yank the tooth out and with it, hopefully the cause of the pain.
Today’s dentists have many more patient-friendly ways to treat a toothache, and usually look at tooth extraction as a last resort. However, necessary reasons for extracting a tooth may include:
Infection. In the case of severe tooth decay, abscess or infection that extends into the pulp of the tooth, where the problem can’t be solved via antibiotics or a root canal, the removal of the tooth may be necessary to prevent the spread of infection.
Extremely Loose Teeth. If gum disease has resulted in a deterioration of the gums and unstable teeth, we may recommend pulling the teeth, and treating the area to prevent the spread of infection.
Orthodontics. In some cases a patient’s teeth may be too big for their mouth, causing crowding, or they may simply have too many teeth and not enough room. In those cases, we may need to remove a tooth to make room for the others to fall into place.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction. Wisdom teeth typically erupt once all other teeth are in place and there is no more room in the mouth to accommodate four more back teeth.
The wisdom teeth can become impacted, and necessitate removal.
Again, if you’re suffering dental pain, don’t automatically assume we’ll need to pull your tooth.
We’re here to help you achieve the healthiest smile possible, complete with as many of your natural teeth as possible!