There are multiple reasons why a patient might need a tooth extracted. You might need the tooth extraction if:
- The tooth is severely decayed.
- Advanced gum disease is present
- The tooth is broken in such a way that it can not be repaired. The tooth is poorly positioned in your mouth (impacted)
Tooth Extractions at WingHaven Dental Smiles
We make every reasonable attempt to save your teeth. Unfortunately, in some cases if a tooth is broken ,cracked, or showing advanced stages of periodontal disease, it may be necessary to remove the tooth to restore and maintain optimum oral health. We will make every reasonable effort to explore and inform you of all options before performing any extractions. Dr. Marshall is very experienced tooth extractor.
When an extraction of a tooth is required:
- An incision in the gum is made.
- The tooth is removed.
- The area is stitched up and is allowed to heal.
During this time, it is important to think about a tooth replacement. An extracted tooth leaves an open area in the jaw which, in time, allows the neighboring teeth to drift into the area where the tooth was extracted. Also, if you are considering placing an implant in the near future, you should consider asking your dentist to place a bone graft at the time of surgery tp preserve the bone width and height.
Call to schedule an appointment. We are located in O’Fallon. We are conveniently located near Lake St. Louis and St. Charles County. Just minutes away from highway 40 and WingHaven Blvd.