What is a tooth extraction?

There are times when a tooth cannot be saved by any of our efforts, posing a threat to the health of your smile. When this occurs, Dr. Navkiran Dhillon, our skilled dentist, may suggest a tooth extraction, or the complete removal of the tooth from its place in your smile. We will only suggest a tooth extraction in Ware, Massachusetts if it is absolutely necessary. Our caring dental team understands how losing a tooth can impact your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. The most common reason a tooth is extracted is because decay has killed the tooth and the infection is ready to spread to other areas in your mouth. The next reason we may suggest a tooth extraction is because your wisdom teeth have become impacted.

How are wisdom teeth removed?

Your wisdom teeth are the last teeth in your smile to erupt from the gumline. Because of this, there is often not enough room for your wisdom teeth to grow in as they should. Wisdom teeth become impacted when they are unable to erupt full from underneath your gums. This often causes infection, abscesses, and pressure on your other teeth. Dr. Navkiran Dhillon has the training necessary to remove impacted wisdom teeth. We will use the necessary sedation and anesthesia to make sure you are as comfortable as possible before gently opening up your gums and removing the tooth.

No matter the reason for your tooth extraction, our team at Dhillon Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will provide you with multiple cosmetic and restorative options to replace the missing tooth. To learn more, we invite you to contact our dental office today.