Extractions

Extractions

Having a tooth pulled is sometimes necessary. Tooth extractions are usually relatively straightforward, and the vast majority can be usually performed quickly while the individual is awake by using local anesthesia. Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. Common reasons include:

  • Extensive decay
  • Damage
  • Crowdedteeth
  • Infection
  • Risk of infection
  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease
  • Root fractures
  • Pathologic disease

The dentists at Glen Oaks Dental will make every effort to repair and restore your tooth. If extraction is recommended, we will work with you to answer all your questions before the procedure is performed. You also can find more information about extractions here, courtesy of WebMD.