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Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

While Dr. Ki and his associates do everything possible here to save a tooth, there are some situations when the tooth will have to be extracted. This may be due to the amount of decay that the tooth has experienced, the tooth is in a bad position, interfering with your other teeth, or the tooth has broken and is too damaged to repair.

Wisdom teeth are actually just another set of molar teeth and while, for some people, they cause no issues, for others they can be a source of multiple dental and oral problems such as:

  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Impacted (embedded in the jaw or in soft tissue)
  • Swelling of the gums
  • Damage to other teeth
  • Jaw stiffness

Discussing the options

Extracting a tooth is a serious decision and so we make it a point to discuss all of the options available with you before taking that final step. We also show you the different choices you have to replace the tooth, such as dental implants, bridges, or dentures—if we have to extract several teeth. We explain the entire procedure to you and give your guidelines of how to prepare for the extraction and the care of that site during the healing period.

One thing to remember is that when a tooth is extracted the other teeth will have sudden additional space and often shift, which can lead to problems with your bite. It is always best to choose extraction as a last result in order to avoid further dental problems later on.

In cases when the extractions are deemed too complicated or the patient requires moderate sedation, we will arrange a referral to a specialist locally.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment or inquire about our dental services.