While no one wants to be told that their tooth needs to be removed, sometimes teeth can become so damaged that they are not only viable in the mouth, but put neighboring teeth at risk in the process. In the event that we believe a tooth needs to be removed, Dr. Lewis will utilize photos and radiographs so you can see for yourself why she might have concerns. We’ll also make sure you’re comfortable and prepared for your treatment before moving forward.
Teeth are extracted for a number of reasons, but the most common by far is due to untreated tooth decay. Alternatively, teeth can be extracted if they suffered a severe fracture that cracked the tooth all the way down to the root. They may also be removed in order to make room for orthodontics or if they are causing harm to neighboring teeth (which is common for wisdom teeth.) We’ll always be clear about why an extraction is needed.