Tooth Extraction as a Last Resort
There is no substitute for strong, healthy natural teeth, so when disease, trauma, or decay threaten the health of a tooth, we take every measure to save it. Occasionally, however, a tooth has become too damaged or impacted and must be removed to prevent more serious conditions from developing. In these situations, we will perform a tooth extraction to help preserve the health of your smile. Whether your tooth extraction is for wisdom teeth or in preparation for the placement of dental implants, Dr. Steven Garhardt can remove your tooth gently and virtually painlessly.
Reasons for Tooth Extractions
- Oral trauma
- Decayed teeth
- Damaged teeth
- Retained baby teeth
- Severely worn teeth
- Advanced gum disease
- Impacted wisdom teeth
The Threat of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Another common reason for tooth extractions is to remove problematic wisdom teeth. While some never have issues related to these teeth, most patients experience tooth pain and discomfort as a result of a wisdom tooth’s attempt to erupt where there may be limited space. If these teeth are not removed, they can create further problems that could threaten your oral health. If wisdom teeth are impacted and thus unable to fully erupt, they are vulnerable to decay and can become infected, increasing the risk for surrounding teeth to become damaged as well. Removing wisdom teeth at the first sign of symptoms ensures your other teeth are not disturbed and no complications arise.
Trust Your Extraction to a Gentle Dentist
At our office your comfort comes first, and we offer oral sedation in addition to local anesthetic to help bring you a relaxing and virtually pain-free tooth extraction experience. Whether you need a single tooth or multiple teeth extracted, Dr. Garhardt will make sure you are educated on and feel confident in the procedure process and the oral effects of having a tooth removed. Apart from wisdom teeth removal, we may discuss the possibility of dental implants as a replacement option for the tooth we extract. We can help eliminate your tooth pain and help safeguard the health of your smile.