When a Tooth Extraction Is the Best Option
Dr. Rajiv Motwani is dedicated to finding optimal solutions yielding the best outcomes for your health. He and our team are passionate about helping you save your teeth, and enjoying happy, lasting smiles. But in cases where teeth cannot be saved, the most appropriate treatment is a tooth extraction. Removing problematic or hopeless teeth may help prevent a more serious oral health problem from developing.
When Should a Tooth Be Extracted?
Signs and symptoms a tooth may require extraction include:
- Tooth pain
- Significant decay
- Advanced gum disease
- Severe bone loss
- Abscessed teeth
- Fractured tooth roots
- Teeth broken at the gum line
- Impacted teeth
- Retained baby teeth
Compassionate, Conservative Care for Your Family
We understand that it is never easy to lose a natural tooth. If a tooth extraction is the best option for your oral health, Dr. Motwani and our team strive to ensure that your experience is comfortable and positive. Sedation dentistry services are available, and we utilize The Wand® Anesthesia technique for the ultimate in numbing treatment areas. With 14 years of experience, Dr. Motwani is known for gentle tooth extractions, and providing personalized, conservative care for our patients.
Life After Tooth Extraction
In most cases, extracted teeth need to be replaced. Leaving missing teeth unaddressed may cause a number of oral health complications, including shifting of surrounding teeth, difficulty biting and chewing, and trouble speaking, among others. When a tooth extraction is recommended, Dr. Motwani also discusses options for replacing your tooth. Dental implants are an excellent choice, as they replicate natural teeth and deliver life-long benefits. Often, dental implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth extraction.