Safely Remove a Tooth
Sometimes a natural tooth cannot be saved and needs to be removed to restore oral health. Dr. Livesay, Dr. Carey, and Dr. Naselsker are board-certified oral surgeons who perform a wide scope of oral surgery services, including tooth extraction. Each of our offices is outfitted with the latest technology and a qualified and compassionate staff who are dedicated to achieving exceptional outcomes for patients. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.
When Should a Tooth Be Removed?
Common reasons why a tooth would need to be extracted include:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease (periodontal disease)
- Dental crowding
- Baby teeth that have not come out on their own
- Preparation for orthodontic treatment
Removing a Tooth
When you come to our office, your oral surgeon will discuss your concerns, review any X-rays, perform a complete oral examination, and create a treatment plan to best suit your needs. Your surgeon will review your treatment plan with you in detail and answer any questions you may have. Some tooth extractions may happen on the same day as the consultation.
Many tooth extractions require only local anesthesia, but if a tooth needs to be surgically removed (such as wisdom teeth extraction) or is more complex it may require IV sedation. Your surgeon will review your options for anesthesia with you during your consultation. We will make every effort to ensure your comfort throughout your procedure.
Your surgical procedure will start with the administration of anesthesia. If the tooth is above the gums, your surgeon will remove the tooth using forceps. If the tooth is partially or completely impacted, they will make an incision into the gums and remove the tooth.
We will provide you with post-operative instructions after your extraction. Please follow the instructions given to you. If you have any questions before or after your procedure, feel free to contact our office.
Tooth Replacement Options After Extraction
Millions of adults have lost at least one permanent tooth. Trauma, disease, aging, poor oral health, certain medical conditions, and more can result in tooth loss. Thankfully, there are many tooth restoration options available.
Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Because the implant post fuses with the jaw bone, dental implants act like a natural tooth root, preventing bone loss and preserving jaw bone health. The crown of the implant is fabricated to blend in with the rest of your smile. The results are completely functional and natural looking.
Removable Dentures or Dental Bridges
Traditional dentures or bridges may be used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are are removable, unlike dental implants. A dental bridge can be fixed or removable. These types of tooth restoration do not prevent against bone loss in the jaw and must be replaced over time due to wear and tear. Our office performs pre-prosthetic surgery for those desiring a secure and comfortable fit from their dentures.
Socket Preservation (Bone Grafting)
Bone grafting material may be placed into an empty tooth socket immediately after extraction. This helps to prepare the mouth for a dental implant in the future. Many patients who desire a dental implant but need a tooth extracted choose socket preservation. Our office can also place immediate dental implants on the same day as a tooth extraction.
No Tooth Replacement
Going without a tooth can cause oral health complications, such as bone loss, gum recession, dental shifting, and more. If you are experiencing a missing tooth or teeth, we encourage you to contact our office to discuss your tooth restoration options. Together, we can find a solution that’s right for you.
Exceptional Care You Can Count On
Experience a higher level of care from the experts at Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Studio. Learn more about what to expect as a patient at our practice, the oral surgery procedures we offer, and how to get in touch with us. We look forward to caring for you.