When Is a Tooth Extraction Needed?
Generally, the dentist will recommend treatments that will save teeth; but when a tooth is so damaged that it cannot be saved, a is the best choice.
Dental extraction might be the best solution for:
- Teeth that are fractured below the gum line
- Severe tooth decay
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Primary teeth that are too crowded or not falling out properly
- An impacted wisdom tooth
Teeth may need a simple or surgical extraction. A simple extraction is when a tooth can be pulled out without relieving any tissue. A surgical or impacted tooth may involve relieving tissue prior to the removal.
Before starting the procedure, we may offerto relax you and we will numb the area with anesthetic to keep you comfortable. During the procedure, you will feel pressure when the tooth is removed, but you shouldn’t feel pain. If you do we will stop and give you more anesthetic. After Surgery, most people feel fine and are back to their normal routine the next day.
To learn more about our Zeeland dentists and the services we offer, please contact us here or call us at 616.772.6933. Our dental professionals strive to be the very best at providing patients with optimal care while making them feel right at home here in Zeeland, MI.