A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Reasons for tooth extraction are: a cracked tooth from stress, untreated gum disease, a large cavity, an infected tooth, or extreme tooth wear from stress.
Dental extraction is the process of removing teeth by various methods. It is most commonly done in order to:
The removal of wisdom teeth may also be termed as dental extraction. Extraction is usually done with local anesthesia and tends to be quick and relatively painless. The process can be done with or without general anesthesia depending on what you are comfortable with. Sedation might be necessary if your teeth are severely damaged or infected which we would then refer to a specialist.
A tooth extraction is a relatively common procedure, with 20 million performed each year in the U.S. alone. Occasionally, a tooth extraction may be considered if a tooth is damaged or diseased to the point that it cannot be saved. This often occurs when the protection of the tooth has been compromised due to genetics, diet, trauma. It is not uncommon to have multiple teeth extracted during one procedure. While this is rare, it can sometimes be the only option for people with severe tooth decay.
Teeth can be extracted in order to prevent further damage to the mouth and other parts of the body. This is because when teeth are no longer in good condition, they can cause infections and discomfort in other areas. A dentist will remove the tooth after numbing it with a local anesthetic, such as lidocaine.
You shouldn’t experience any pain during the extraction but may feel slight pressure as the tooth is being loosened and removed.
Once a tooth is removed, the options for replacing that missing tooth are: wearing a partial denture, using a bridge anchored by the surrounding teeth, or getting an implant at the site of the removed tooth.
Dental procedures are necessary when teeth are lost or damaged beyond repair. It is possible to restore even missing teeth with the help of bridges, partial dentures, extractions, and dental implants.
We are able to provide you with most of these treatment options or refer to a specialist and whichever treatments you receive, we will make sure you have a good experience during the process.
Our mission is to provide the most quality-based comprehensive dental care available. We will work tirelessly to improve our quality of services to you while being friendly and courteous. We will strive to earn and maintain a great relationship, as well as your trust.
Dentist in Brentwood, MO
Born in St. Louis, he spent many of his school age years in northwest Arkansas. Upon moving to Cape Girardeau, MO, he attended Notre Dame Regional High School. He attended Quincy University in Quincy, IL, where he earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences.
Upon graduation, he taught full-time in the UMKC School of Dentistry’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for one year. During this year, he also worked part-time with a family practice. In 2005, he and his wife moved back to St. Louis, where he worked at Dental Care for Kids until 2007. In 2006, he opened his current Family Dental Practice in Brentwood at the corner of Brentwood and Manchester.