Each of your teeth has a different function that helps you to chew comfortably and speak clearly. So it is essential that we at Dewey Dental do everything possible to preserve and protect the structure of all your teeth for as long as possible.
Even so, there are times when a tooth is so damaged by decay or trauma that we can't restore it with a filling or crown. In these cases, our best option is to remove the tooth to protect your oral health and your general health.
Nobody welcomes the idea that they need to have a tooth extracted. We understand that having a tooth removed seems like a pretty intense experience; but modern dental techniques combined with the support of a friendly, caring team make the procedure nothing to fear.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
The two leading causes of tooth loss in adults are gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis) and dental decay (caries). Gum disease is a chronic infection that can destroy your gums and the bones that support your teeth. As the disease progresses, teeth loosen and may require extraction.
Gentle, Compassionate Care
When necessary, tooth extraction is an essential procedure needed to protect your oral health. We understand that you may be tempted to put off the procedure for as long as possible. But doing so will eventually cause pain and damage your oral health, and it will need to be extracted at some point anyway.
Our team works hard to develop trusting, long-term relationships so in case you need a procedure like an extraction, you will feel comfortable turning to us for help. Our team has decades of experience, and we will do everything we can to make the process as comfortable as possible.
Whether you need a warm blanket, a pillow, or a hand to hold, we are here to accommodate your needs! If you experience anxiety and would prefer to drift off during your procedure, we will be happy to talk to you about nitrous oxide sedation.
Discussing Tooth Replacement
Whenever possible, Dr. Nathan Bulleigh will discuss your tooth replacement solutions before we extract a tooth. You have several options to choose from including dental implants, bridges, dentures, and implant-supported dentures.
We highly recommend considering a dental implant or implant-retained restoration. Dental implants are secured firmly in your jaw with an artificial tooth root. Over time, the implant integrates with surrounding bone and tissue and creates a stable base for a dental crown, bridge, or full or partial denture.
Please Call to Arrange an Appointment
If you suspect you need to have a tooth extracted, we urge you to call our Dewey dental office. The sooner we remove the damaged tooth, the sooner we can get you on your way to a whole and healthy smile.