Having problem teeth affects more than just your smile—it can affect your self-esteem, your diet, and even cause you frequent tooth pain. When a problem tooth cannot be saved with dental treatment, it is often recommended that a tooth extraction be performed to prevent more complications from developing in the future. Our periodontists will do whatever it takes to save your teeth, but when tooth extraction is necessary, we can use our dental sedation options to provide you with gentle tooth extraction. There are multiple reasons why tooth extraction may be necessary with some of the most common including:
Broken, fractured or severely damaged teeth may need to be extracted if the tooth is beyond saving with a root canal and dental crown or causes excessive tooth pain. Tooth extractions of damaged teeth help relieve pain by removing pieces of teeth that no longer function properly or are stuck in the gum tissue or jaw bone.
After a tooth extraction, we will often perform socket preservation bone grafting to fill the empty socket and restore proper bone volume. This will help ensure teeth do no shift into the empty area and that you are qualified to replace your extracted tooth with a dental implant. Dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement and can restore both the appearance and function back to your smile. At the Periodontal Centers of Rochester, we can place your new dental implants after tooth extraction and get you on the path to a complete smile again.