There are many reasons a tooth may need to be extracted, including infection, disease, damage, and crowding. Your teeth are in constant contact with bacteria, which makes them extremely susceptible to infection and disease if they are not taken care of properly.
Regardless of your situation, we encourage you to watch the patient stories below to hear more about the positive extraction experience at our office.
When tooth damage occurs, it's important to seek treatment to prevent the damage from spreading or causing more serious oral health problems. In minor cases, dentists can often repair your teeth with a filling, root canal, or crown. However, in more severe cases, these procedures usually are not enough to reverse the damage. More serious instances of tooth damage most often require an extraction.
Oral surgeons are experts in the removal of teeth, and tooth extractions are some of the most commonly performed oral surgery procedures. At Park Cities Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, Dr. Phillips or Dr. Ray will evaluate the level of damage and determine whether you require an extraction. If we must remove your teeth, we will discuss all of your options for tooth replacement, such as dental implants.
Teeth are in constant contact with bacteria, and we use them constantly for daily tasks, which makes them extremely susceptible damage. Some of the most common reasons teeth require extraction include the following:
Tooth extractions are a standard solution to a variety of dental problems. Maintaining routine checkups with your dentist increases your chances of avoiding tooth extractions, as your dentist can identify and treat many problems before they escalate to a point where they require an extraction. We also strongly encourage you to maintain healthy oral hygiene habits at home. Taking care of your teeth by brushing and flossing every day will go a long way in preventing the need for tooth removal. If you require an extraction, our oral surgeons will ensure you understand all of your options for tooth replacement.
If you suffer from periodontal disease, tooth decay, or a facial trauma injury, we encourage you to contact our office in Dallas, TX, to schedule a consultation. Our doctors can assess your condition and determine if tooth extraction is the right solution for your needs. We look forward to restoring your oral function and smile.