Although tooth extractions are not usually something that is desired by patients, they can become necessary for different reasons. Whatever the reason, your dentist can explain the pros and cons of an extraction and let you know why it is recommended.
Reasons for a tooth extraction may include:
- An impacted wisdom tooth that cannot grow in fully.
- A severely infected tooth that could spread to surrounding teeth.
- A broken tooth beyond repair.
- The need to create room for a crowded smile.
Whatever the reason for a tooth extraction, you don’t have to dread your dental visit! Our team will go the extra mile to ensure that you are comfortable and at ease before treatment begins. The area where the tooth will be fully numbed before treatment. Sedation dentistry can also be used to help you feel relaxed throughout the extraction. Once you are ready, your dentist will carefully remove your tooth.
Once a tooth has been removed, treatment plans can be discussed for replacing your missing tooth if necessary. If a gap is left in your smile your teeth may begin to shift. Missing teeth can also lead to bone loss, difficulty chewing and discomfort. A dental implant, bridge or other options may be presented to restore your smile.
If you are in need of a tooth extraction in Cook County, pick up the phone to set up a consultation! Don’t put off caring for your teeth. Give your smile the attention it deserves and call us today!