Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction, also referred to as “exodontia” is the process of removing a tooth from its socket in the jaw bone. Before your dentist considers extraction, every effort will be made to try to repair and restore your tooth. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary. If a tooth has too much damage to it due to decay or an accident to be repaired with a crown or a filling, then tooth extraction may be an option.

Dr. Gerov is a highly proficient expert in the dental do’s and don’ts and takes the utmost care to properly determine if tooth extraction would be a necessary measure.

Reasons for Tooth Extraction

Malpositioned/Nonfunctioning Teeth:
This includes stubborn baby teeth, wisdom teeth, and any teeth that do or will eventually cause more harm to your mouth than good. Also, extra Teeth, or “supernumerary” teeth, may block the other teeth from emerging.

Severe Tooth Damage/Trauma:
Hockey accidents aside, there are plenty of ways a tooth can experience serious damage. A broken or cracked tooth may has undergone such serious decay that repair is not possible.
Teeth affected by advanced gum (periodontal) disease may need to be extracted, as unchecked gum disease often loosens the tooth to such an extent that tooth extraction is the only solution

Orthodontic Treatment: In the process of creating our brightest smile, tooth extraction may be required to make needed space for improved alignment.

Typically, it takes about five to seven days to heal from a tooth extraction.
It is important to put your care in the hands of a highly proficient expert who will give you the most comfortable experience possible, and at Happy Smiles Dentistry, our focus is your comfort.