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What are Extractions?

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Simple Extraction

Surgical Extraction

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If the team at Smile Dental recommends an extraction, it’s likely because it’s necessary to preserve your oral health. For example, in the case of wisdom teeth, extractions can help you avoid complications like misalignment or an abscess from an impacted tooth.

Sometimes, an extraction can be a lifesaver. Pulling an infected tooth and taking antibiotics to kill off the remaining infection in your gums keeps the infection from spreading to other parts of your body. Your heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs are at risk if a tooth infection begins to spread. Infections in these organs can be life-threatening.

To find out if you need an extraction, call Smile Dental today or schedule a consultation online.

When are Extractions Necessary?

Tooth extractions are necessary for several reasons, though they’re rarely the first choice of treatment since keeping your natural teeth is preferable. You might need an extraction to:

  • Reduce crowding
  • Make room for orthodontic treatment
  • Eliminate a tooth infection
  • Remove tooth decay
  • Prepare for a medical procedure, like chemotherapy or organ transplant surgery

The only teeth dentists extract regularly are the wisdom teeth. Your wisdom teeth usually come in last. They’re in the very back of each of your arches. Most people have four of them.

You might not need to have your wisdom teeth extracted if there is room for them to come in without trouble. But wisdom teeth often erupt at odd angles or become impacted, meaning that they don’t emerge above the gumline at all.

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Our team will confirm your dental benefits to help you get the most from your insurance. We will also file all claims and forms as a courtesy to you. If you require additional assistance, we offer a full range of payment options and affordable financing plans to help you cover all treatment costs.

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