Tooth ExtractionAn Overview
In most cases, tooth extractions are performed as a last restore solution. Dr. Deckard will explore other options before extracting a tooth.
Dr. Deckard performs routine extractions under local anesthetic or sedation in our comfortable Washington, DC dental office. Dr. Deckard will work with your to determine if you are in need of a tooth replacement after the extraction. If a tooth extraction is needed due to overcrowding or wisdom teeth complications, patients will likely not need a tooth replacement.
Reasons For Tooth Extractions
- Extensive Tooth Decay: In advanced cases of a tooth decay, a simple tooth extraction may be the only option. If the tooth can not be saved using conservative measures, then the tooth may need to be extracted.
- Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease can have determinantal effects on your gums and teeth. For patients with extensive damage, Dr. Deckard may need to perform a tooth extraction.
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth: In most cases, impacted wisdom teeth will need to be extracted. Impacted wisdom teeth are at a higher risk of causing infection, tooth pain, or severe tooth damage to neighboring teeth.
- Overcrowding: Overcrowding of the teeth can lead to complex bite disorders, crooked teeth, increased risk of tooth decay, excessive wear on the enamel, and jaw pain. Removing overcrowded teeth can help alleviate painful or uncomfortable symptoms as well as improve your oral health.
If you would like to explore your treatment options, you can visit DC Precision Dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call (202) 851-7554 or request an appointment online.