Removal of teeth is often necessary because of pain, infection, excessive decay, bone loss, or fracture of the tooth. Teeth may also need to be removed when they are poorly positioned, or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
Even though the removal of a diseased tooth will solve your immediate problem, its loss can lead to problems relating to your chewing ability, the function of your jaw joint, and the shifting of teeth which can affect your dental health.
To avoid these complications, Dr. Falk, Dr. Vitale, and Dr. Niebloom along with your dentist will advise you of your options to replace the extracted tooth.
The Tooth Extraction Process
At the time of extraction the doctor will need to anesthetize (numb) the tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic. In addition, you may have opted to have either nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or IV sedation. All of these options will have been discussed at your consultation.
During the extraction process you should expect to be comfortable as the tooth is being removed. Drs. Falk, Vitale and Niebloom are committed to making this procedure as pleasant as possible.
If you have decided to consider implant replacement of the extracted tooth it is common to have socket preservation performed at the time of extraction through the use of a simple bone graft. Your doctor will discuss this with you in detail prior to your procedure.