If your tooth has been damaged past the point of repair, you may require an extraction. When you visit our dentist, Dr. Bryce Alldredge will do everything possible to ensure your comfort and recovery. Patients can arrange a tooth extraction in St. George, Utah, with About Dental Care by calling 435-652-9105 today.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While our goal at About Dental Care is to avoid extractions, it sometimes becomes necessary to remove a tooth in order to protect your remaining teeth and restore your oral health.
Some of the conditions which may lead to Dr. Alldredge recommending an extraction include:
- Severe infection that has destroyed tooth and supporting bone tissue
- Severe decay that has damaged the tooth beyond the point where it can be restored
- Overcrowding in the mouth caused by too many teeth to properly fit together
- Serious injury or trauma that has damaged the tooth beyond repair
When Dr. Alldredge removes your tooth, he will do so as gently as possible. Your comfort is as important to us as your health, and we will provide you with an anesthetic or oral sedation to minimize pain and discomfort during the extraction. We will also provide you with post-op instructions to help you recover and heal properly.
Once you have healed, our dentist and team will work with you to create a custom restoration to replace your missing tooth. Depending on your needs and on the number of teeth you are missing, this restoration may be an implant, a bridge or a denture.
If you have any questions about tooth extraction, please contact our office today.