Protect Your Smile with Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction is the process of removing a tooth and its root from its corresponding socket in your jawbone. It is not usually the first choice of treating common dental issues, but extraction may be necessary when a tooth cannot be saved with restorative treatment. Or, if the tooth’s presence poses a threat to the rest of your oral health, as in the case of impacted wisdom teeth (third molars). After tooth extraction, you may need to choose an appropriate replacement to reestablish your bite function and your smile’s appearance.
Dr. Criss may suggest tooth extraction for a number of reasons, including:
- Impacted wisdom teeth that could damage nearby teeth
- Cracked or fractured teeth that are too damaged to restore
- Teeth with cracked or broken teeth roots underneath the gums
- Severely infected teeth, when the infection becomes too excessive for root canal therapy