Category: Tooth Extractions

Do Dentists Still Pull Teeth?

That may seem like a silly question but with today’s advanced dental technology there are so many ways to save teeth, do dentists ever really need to pull them? The answer is, yes. There are still reasons that a patient may need a tooth extraction. However, today, tooth extractions are only performed when all else… Read more »

Understanding Tooth Extraction And Its Necessity

Usually when patients hear the word “extraction” from their dentist, they’re referring to their wisdom teeth – or third molars. Unfortunately, your wisdom teeth are not the only teeth that may need to be removed in your lifetime. Severe infections such as gum disease and tooth decay may raise concerns if the bacteria doesn’t respond… Read more »

Why Do We Extract Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, usually erupt in our late teens and early twenties. They come in in a variety of ways – most of which require extraction because it could be detrimental to the alignment and health of your other teeth. Luckily, these days, dentists are able to determine if our wisdom… Read more »

Does My Tooth Need To Be Extracted?

Once you lose your baby teeth, your adult (or permanent) teeth are here to stay! Or so you thought, right? There are several reasons why you may need to get your tooth extracted – crowded teeth, risk of infection, gum disease, wisdom teeth that are coming in misaligned, etc. However, one of the most common… Read more »

Is Tooth Extraction A Good Idea?

If your goal is to preserve your healthy, beautiful teeth (as it should be), then the prospect of tooth extraction might not seem like a good idea. Wouldn’t it be better to restore the tooth then to remove it and have to replace it? In most cases, the answer is yes; however, in some cases,… Read more »

When You Need A Tooth Extracted

Tooth extractions are usually done as a last resort. There are many ways to save a tooth today including dental fillings, root canals, and the crown procedure. However, sometimes an extraction is the only choice, for instance in the case of an infection that won’t seem to heal even with antibiotics. Root canal treatment is… Read more »

Common Questions About Third Molars

We often find that patients have questions about third molars, teeth that tend to seem like quite the mystery. First, many patients simply have no idea what to expect. Second, patients are often unaware that this term is simply another way of saying “wisdom teeth.” As a result of their emergence later in life than the… Read more »

Protect Yourself From Tooth Extractions With … Flossing?

Have you recently been diagnosed with a dental problem that requires a tooth extraction? The good news is that an extraction actually protects your mouth from further potential damage, instantly removes the source of discomfort, and will create an excellent foundation for a tooth replacement. We will even speak with you about crafting a tooth… Read more »

Reasons for Tooth Extractions: True or False Quiz

Finding out that you need a tooth extraction often causes you to feel much more surprised and concerned than when you find out you require a filling or some other restorative treatment. We understand your shock and the fact that you may initially feel strongly about trying to save your tooth. However, we would like… Read more »

What You Didn’t Know About Tooth Extractions

When dealing with the health of your teeth, it is important to understand what they go through, such as the variety of foods and drinks consumed throughout the day, along with daily habits, like chewing on things that aren’t food or using teeth as tools to open objects. This, along with improper dental care, can… Read more »