Do I need A Tooth Extraction?
Our goal is to protect and retain all your natural teeth, but in some cases, a dentist may recommend a tooth extraction. This may be because the tooth is too diseased or broken to be safe or because teeth are turned at odd angles, impacting or affecting your bite or chewing ability. Teeth may also need to be extracted in preparation for orthodontic work, or because you have wisdom teeth that cause you pain or don’t leave enough room for your teeth. Other reasons include severe infection, severe gum disease when baby teeth don’t fall out quickly enough to create space for emerging adult teeth.
Should you need an extraction, you are in good hands at any of our Phoenix area locations.
Tooth Extractions Can Be Simple or Surgical
A simple extraction is generally when a visible, easily accessible tooth is pulled. Simple extractions do not require an incision and are performed under local anesthetic.
Surgical extractions are often performed by an oral surgeon and are required for complex or serious conditions, such as:
- Cracked or fractured teeth
- Entangled or multiple curved roots
- Impacted teeth
- Overly large sinuses
- Teeth or bone infections
Dental Depot’s general dentists are experienced in a variety of tooth extractions.
Dental Depot’s Phoenix-area dentists are experienced with tooth extractions and can perform the majority of extractions in-office.
Don’t put off an extraction because you are worried about pain or how to restore your smile any longer. We use numbing agents and local anesthetic to make you as comfortable as possible and our dentists will discuss all your restoration options. Call us today or schedule an appointment.