Our dentist does everything in his power to save a tooth. However, sometimes we’ll need to extract a tooth as a last resort to protect your oral health.
Tooth Extraction Benefits
There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. For example, a baby tooth may be misshapen or have long roots preventing it from falling out as it should. When this happens, your child may need a tooth extraction to make room for the permanent tooth to erupt.
Reasons for tooth extraction:
- Baby tooth won’t fall out naturally
- Severe tooth decay
- Infected tooth
- Impacted wisdom tooth
- Orthodontic correction
- Advanced periodontal disease
While tooth extraction is typically very quick, it is important to share with our dentist any concerns or preferences for sedation. Our dentist will make sure to minimize any discomfort felt during tooth extraction.
After dental extraction, our dentist will recommend ways to fill in the empty space left in your smile. For example, many of our patients restore smiles after tooth loss with dental implants. After tooth removal, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our dentist to determine which option is right for you.
Dr. Timothy Steimel DDS offers restorative dentistry services to help you smile with confidence after tooth extraction. To schedule your appointment with our dentist in Bloomfield Hills MI, call (248) 335-4427.