When Teeth Cannot Be Saved, Extraction Is the Best Solution
Dr. Arta Farahmand and our team are in the profession of restoring health to your smile. We always put forth our best efforts to save teeth, as nothing is as good as natural dentition. But when the prognosis for teeth is hopeless, or teeth cannot be saved, tooth extraction is often the recommended solution. Removing teeth that no longer function, have irreparable decay or are affected by severe bone loss restores health to your smile, and reduces your risk of suffering more serious oral consequences.
Under What Circumstances Are Teeth Extracted?
At times, removing an unhealthy tooth is a necessary part of achieving better oral health. Extracting infected or severely decayed teeth helps protect neighboring teeth from experiencing the same fate. Such conditions often cause discomfort, and disrupt your quality of living and wellness. With 27 years in practice, Dr. Farahmand has expert technique when it comes to tooth extraction. She and our team ensure your comfort throughout your extraction visit, and offer sedation dentistry to calm any fear or anxiety regarding your procedure.
Common reasons for tooth extractions:
- Retained baby teeth
- Severe tooth decay
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Abscessed teeth
- Trauma or injury
- Broken teeth
- Fractured roots and teeth
- Impacted teeth
Planning for Dental Implant Placement Following Tooth Extraction
Whether you need to extract a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants offer an ideal solution for tooth replacement. Socket preservation is a type of bone grafting procedure that helps prepare an extraction site for future placement of an implant. This treatment is typically performed at the time of the extraction, and involves the addition of bone grafting material right into the sockets left behind by tooth roots. Once healed, this area provides a solid foundation for tooth replacement with dental implant solutions.