There are several reasons why a tooth may need to be removed from a patient’s mouth. With modern dental technology, this common procedure has become more simpler and safer. We perform all tooth extractions in-house at our Springfield, IL office, from straightforward removal to tooth extraction surgery.
When Does a Tooth Need to be Removed?
Tooth extraction is a common procedure. While we always try to save a tooth if possible, we will remove a tooth if it causing extreme pain, cannot be saved, or is a threat to overall oral health and surrounding teeth. Here are some reasons we remove teeth:
- Wisdom teeth that are incapable of growing in normally
- Baby teeth that won’t fall out, preventing adult teeth from growing in
- Overcrowded teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Badly damaged teeth
- Decayed teeth beyond treatment
It is important to come to our Springfield, IL office for regular dental check-ups. If teeth are left with bacteria and damage for too long, they can become irrevocably decayed. At that point, the only treatment option is to pull the tooth. Before deciding to extract a tooth, a dentist will take an X-ray to see exactly what is happening inside your mouth. This gives our experienced dentists a complete panoramic view of your mouth. If you need a tooth removed but have an oral infection, an unhealthy immune system, or other health concerns, you may be prescribed an antibiotic before and after the extraction procedure.
Our Springfield dental office performs simple tooth extractions for minor issues and surgical tooth extraction tooth extraction for impacted teeth. Simple extraction involves loosening the damaged tooth with forceps and gently pulling it out of the bone. Our in-house surgical extractions are more complex, requiring anesthesia and an incision. For all procedures, you can trust our experienced and skilled dentists. If you are experiencing any dental pain or think you may need a tooth extraction, talk to your Renken dentist.