Decay, injuries, or other dental conditions can lead to damage that is irreparable — and sometimes, there is just not enough room to accommodate an otherwise healthy tooth. In both cases, extraction may be the best option for you.
Why do teeth need to be removed?
While we do our best to save a natural tooth, sometimes extraction can’t be helped. Dental problems can persist if restoration or other methods fail or if there is a persistent infection that is at high risk of spreading. In these instances, the benefits of extraction outweigh the disadvantage of removing the natural tooth. However, many extraction patients find relief of symptoms after their problematic tooth has been removed.
A tooth or teeth may need to be extracted for several reasons:
- Dental crowding
- Advanced decay or infection
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Facial injuries
- Broken or damaged teeth
- Root canal failure
The goal of any oral surgery procedure is to improve your current and future oral health. If you have been recommended for a tooth extraction, Dr. Brar will discuss tooth replacement options with you. This is also the time when anesthesia options and any questions you may have will be discussed.
Tooth Extraction in Anacortes, WA
Dr. Brar at North Sound Oral & Facial Surgery is an expert when it comes to tooth extraction. After an extraction, you may be interested to know your options for replacing your tooth. Dr. Brar offers many tooth replacement options, such as dental implants. If extraction is recommended, or if you think you need one, please contact our office for a consultation.