Common Reasons for Tooth Extractions
While nothing beats your natural teeth, sometimes it becomes necessary to remove a tooth to save the surrounding area. Dr. Paul Anderson performs routine tooth extractions and may recommend removal as a part of your treatment process.
Save Your Oral Health and Jaw by Extracting Problem Teeth
Dr. Anderson will always try to save a tooth from being extracted, but in some cases the removal of a tooth is necessary. Our goal is to always look after your oral health as a whole, and if a tooth is too badly damaged or hurting the surrounding teeth, extraction is the best approach. An infected tooth can spread infection to surrounding soft tissue and bone causing more serious issues. For cases like these and many more, the benefits of tooth extraction far outweigh the cons.
Preserve Your Jaw Structure with Socket Preservation Techniques
After having a tooth pulled, it is important to avoid bone loss that is common with tooth loss, especially if you are replacing the tooth with a dental implant. Immediately after extracting a tooth, Dr. Anderson may prep it for socket preservation. To perform this procedure, Dr. Anderson will place a bone graft material into the empty socket and cover it to keep it protected. This process ensures there is adequate bone density in the jaw when it is time for dental implants. Socket preservation also ensures your surrounding teeth don’t shift and your jaw appearance stays intact.