What is a Dental Extraction

One of the main goals of modern dentistry is the prevention of tooth loss. All possible measures should be taken to preserve and maintain your teeth because the loss of a single tooth can have a major impact upon your dental health and appearance. However, it is still sometimes necessary to remove a tooth. The process if referred to as a dental extraction.

Reasons That You Might Need Dental Extractions

Here are some of the reasons a tooth may need to be extracted.

  • Severe Decay
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Infection or abcess
  • Orthodontic correction
  • Malpositioned teeth
  • Fractured teeth or roots
  • Impacted teeth

Helpful Information Before You Have Your Tooth Extracted

If you’ve just had a tooth extracted or your dentist has recommended that a tooth be extracted, the following information will help you get through the first few days after your extraction. Should anything occur that seems out of the normal, do not hesitate to call your dentist.

Post Operative Instructions

Click here to download “PostOp Exo and Bone Graft” forms.