Tooth extractions are mainly performed once the periodontal disease has progressed to the point of irreparable damage. Dr. Cohen believes in a conservative approach periodontal treatment, and will recommend other procedures that may be appropriate for you to try and salvage questionable teeth, and maintain teeth that are in good health. However, in the instance that a single extraction or multiple extractions may be recommended, Dr. Cohen will discuss all of your options regarding how to replace the tooth or teeth that have been removed or lost over time. Your dental extraction(s) may be a simple extraction in which case no additional incisions are needed, or it may be a surgical extraction which may need to be removed in combination with a surgical incision and sectioning of the tooth/teeth relating to the level difficulty of the extraction. Dr. Cohen will also discuss how to prepare for the surgery, as well as post surgical care of your healing tooth socket(s).
Common reasons teeth may need to be extracted are:
- Excessive decay rendering the tooth or teeth in question unrestorable
- Teeth causing an infection, an abcess, swelling of the face, or pain
- Teeth that are causing crowding or crooked teeth may need to be extracted in combination with orthodontic treatment
- Fractured teeth
- Teeth with excessive bone loss, compromising the health of the adjacent/neighboring teeth
- Patients who are medically compromised and in need of radiation therapy to the head and neck regions
- Preparation for a denture, partial denture, or full mouth rehabilitation
If you feel that you may need dental extractions, please call us today to make an appointment for a comprehensive full mouth examination.