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Tooth Extraction

Good oral hygiene is a must. The loss of a single tooth can have a major impact on your overall oral health and appearance.  Although the dentist will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there are still some occasions when a tooth needs to be removed. A tooth may need to be extracted for the following reasons…

  • Severe decay

  • Advanced gum disease

  • Infection or abscess

  • Orthodontic correction

  • Malpositioned teeth

  • Fractured teeth or roots

  • Impacted teeth


X-rays are used to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone before extracting the tooth. The dentist may discuss your options for replacing the missing teeth. In many cases, it is possible to place a dental implant at the same time

the tooth is extracted.


For additional information on extraction from the American Dental Association, click here:

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