Tooth extractions are a routine procedure for our doctors at Hopkins Dental Clinic. Over 75 percent of all adults have had a tooth extracted at some point in their lifetime, so rest assured that you are not alone in needing a tooth extracted. We offer both simple tooth extractions and surgical extraction of wisdom teeth, but don’t worry, we will always try and save your teeth before resorting to tooth extractions. After a tooth extraction, it is recommended that your missing tooth be replaced with a dental implant to prevent jaw bone deterioration and restore your smile to proper aesthetics and function.
One of the most common reasons for tooth extraction is due to wisdom teeth, which are extra teeth that grow in between the ages of 17 to 25. While it is possible for these teeth to develop without problem, many people experience complications that can cause pain, damage to surrounding teeth and even infection. We perform effective and gentle surgical extraction of wisdom teeth to prevent damage to your mouth and surrounding teeth, as well as relieve you of tooth or jaw pain. In addition to wisdom teeth, there are several other reasons you may need a tooth extraction, including:
For those who are seeking to replace their teeth with dental implants or implant supported dentures, tooth extraction of failing or teeth that are preventing a full-arch solution from being placed, is necessary.
When gum disease has gone untreated too long, bone deterioration is a common concern. As the gums and bone recede from the affected area, teeth become loose and may require tooth extraction.
In the unfortunate case of an accident or trauma that causes significant oral damage, we may perform tooth extraction on the damaged teeth to relieve you of pain and begin the restoration process.
In the uncommon instance that baby teeth have not fallen out, we can gently extract these teeth to allow for proper eruption of permanent teeth. Without the removal of baby teeth, crowding or misplaced growth could occur.
After a tooth extraction in Shawnee, OK, the socket where it once was should be preserved to prevent bone loss. We can perform a bone graft to add bone material to the site. This will preserve the location from the effects of bone deterioration and keep the jaw ridge even. We recommend replacing these extracted teeth with dental implants to restore function and aesthetics to your smile. Our experienced doctors and staff care about your comfort during extractions and we understand that a tooth extraction is never a desired experience, so we offer sedation dentistry to help ease your anxiety and give you a nearly painless treatment.