in Beverly Hills, MI
If your tooth is significantly damaged or decayed, your dentist may recommend you have it removed. Extraction is usually a last resort after your dentist has exhausted all restorative options. At Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we are passionate about good oral health and will always try to save a tooth before considering extraction.
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Why would I need to have a tooth removed?
Tooth removal can be necessary for a variety of reasons. If your tooth is broken as a result of an accident or injury and it cannot be restored, removing the tooth and replacing it with an artificial implant might be the only option.
Severe tooth decay, infection, or gum disease can also result in the need to extract a tooth.
An orthodontist may remove teeth to reduce overcrowding or make space for other teeth to move into during orthodontic treatment.
We will also remove a tooth by request if the patient would prefer not to undergo a more complicated procedure and would rather have the tooth removed.
What to expect during tooth extraction
Tooth removal is usually performed under local anesthetic. Once the area is numb, your dentist will use a tiny pair of forceps to gently rock the tooth back and forth. This motion will loosen the tooth enough, so your dentist can remove it.
The procedure only takes a few minutes. You shouldn’t feel any discomfort, only pressure. You may have some pain after the procedure when the anesthetic wears off, so take over-the-counter painkillers as needed.
None of us want to lose a tooth but, sometimes, it’s unavoidable. Thankfully, there are several options available for replacing a lost tooth, allowing you to restore your smile and your bite.
Get the dental care you need at Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS by calling us today at 248-600-4521 for an appointment.
Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentists
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
2nd Saturday of month 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
32931 Middlebelt Rd. Suite #608
Farmington Hills, MI 48334