Advanced tooth decay is one reason people lose their teeth, but tooth loss has many causes. Other issues behind a necessary dental extraction are:
We strive to provide professional, effective, and successful dental extractions to promote quick recovery and long-term solutions.
When Dr. McCallum prepares for a dental extraction, patient comfort and anxiety-relief is her top priority. We accomplish this goal through communication and thoroughly addressing your questions and concerns. We also will advocate for a tooth replacement plan even before your old tooth is gone.
Dental extractions come in two varieties: simple and surgical. Simple extractions involve teeth with enough structure above the gumline for your dentist to grasp with standard extraction tools. This procedure is straightforward, and we usually only require local anesthetic and are complete in one visit.
Surgical extractions involve teeth that are either broken off at the gums or have not yet erupted through the gum tissue in the case of crowding. If a tooth has begun to grow sideways, it can negatively impact neighboring teeth, which often causes pain and jaw discomfort. Dr. McCallum will work with you to find the best surgical extraction method.