Sometimes you actually need that tooth gone. Dr. Ramirez at The Addison Dentist is ready to help her neighbors in Addison to have the best smile possible. The dentists and their excellent dental team are committed to giving you the healthiest, prettiest smile around!
Some Reasons Include:
- When a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, a tooth extraction is needed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt.
- A tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth and jaw in jeopardy. In these instances, it may be recommended to have the tooth pulled and replaced with a bridge or tooth implant.
- Infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with a wisdom tooth can also require a tooth extraction to get the tooth pulled.
When it is determined that a patient needs a tooth pulled, many times the tooth extraction can be done during a regular general dentistry checkup. Other times a separate appointment may be necessary for the tooth extraction. We will determine the best time to have that tooth pulled.
You have your choice of various types of dental sedation for your comfort at our office. We offer two types of dental sedation: nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Both will help you if you have any dental anxiety during your tooth extraction.
After a tooth extraction, neighboring teeth may shift and cause problems with your chewing or with jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, we can recommend options to replace the gap caused by tooth extraction with a dental bridge, a partial dental bridge or a dental implant.
For a tooth extraction, call The Addison Dentist today! We want you to love the smile you have–for life!