A Common Oral Surgery Procedure to Restore Oral Health
A single tooth may need to be removed due to injury, decay, or disease. Tooth extraction is also a common procedure associated with other dental treatments. Other times, a tooth may need to be extracted as a preventive measure, such as wisdom teeth removal. While always preferable to save a natural tooth, extraction may be the only option to restore oral health.
The oral surgery team at Michigan Oral Surgeons works hard to examine every possibility of restoring a natural tooth before an extraction. If replacement is a part of your treatment plan, your surgeon will discuss your options for tooth replacement, such as dental implants.
Why Does My Tooth Need To Be Removed?
A single tooth (or multiple teeth) may be recommended for removal for many reasons:
- Dental crowding
When the jaw is too small, it cannot accommodate all 28 adult teeth. As a result, the teeth crowd together, which results in poor positioning and bite misalignment issues. Dental crowding is also common when adult teeth come in before their corresponding baby teeth have fallen out.
- Periodontal disease
Gum disease is one of the most common causes of advanced tooth decay. Gum disease affects the tissues around the tooth and the bones beneath the gum line. Periodontal disease is a serious oral infection that can affect general health.
- Tooth decay
Tooth decay can result in the destruction of teeth, abscess formation, and serious health problems. It is also known as a cavity. Untreated and severe tooth decay may render a tooth non-restorable, necessitating the removal of the tooth.
- Oral health treatment
Removing a tooth may be recommended as part of a larger dental treatment plan, such as braces. However, most dental health professionals advise against removing a healthy tooth unless necessary.
Your oral surgeon will discuss your treatment plan in depth with you. At your consultation, you will review the tooth extraction procedure, discuss and select an option for anesthesia, and have your questions answered.
Hear From General Tooth Extraction Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing general tooth extraction at our office.
Reviews From Our General Tooth Extraction Patients
Greg Reviews His General Tooth Extraction Procedure
"When I first walk in the door here at the practice, I see dedicated people. They’re attentive, and they make me feel like they’re just here to help me. The doctors here immediately put my mind to ease. Staff is fabulous. They really care here. The procedure just really went great. It gives me a better smile, a smile that I’m happy with again. If you live in Ann Arbor, Adrian, or Dexter, and need oral surgery, I would highly recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons."
Rachel Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure
"Everybody here is really nice, and I like it here. Dr. Sanker met with me beforehand, and he explained everything to me clearly. He has little jokes here and there, and he’s just overall a really nice person. The staff here are great! They were really calm about everything, and they just walked me through everything, what we’re going to do. After I got this procedure done I’m feeling back to a hundred percent. I’m so glad I got my procedure done at Michigan Oral Surgeons. I would definitely recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons."
Yvette Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure
"I had the extraction done because I was having terrible pain in my mouth, and I needed my molar to chew, so I decided to have the implant done after that. When I arrived, the ladies at the office were so nice. They had me fill out some information, and then I got to meet Dr. Lopez, who put me at ease immediately. He is so friendly and kind and nice and explained the procedure to me. I’m very happy with the decision to have the implant done. I had thought that it would be excruciating pain, which it was not. It was very easy. Dr. Lopez called me right afterwards. I’ve never had a surgeon actually call me to check up on me. The experience was amazing. I would highly recommend Dr. Lopez to work on anyone’s mouth."
Laura Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure
"I needed to have a tooth pulled that had been long overdue. Prior to the surgery, I was nervous. Dr. Lopez, of course, is wonderful and was really able to ease any nervousness I might have had, answered all my questions. My surgery was painless with Dr. Lopez. He made it so easy — it really was. My fear was much worse than the procedure because I had no pain during the procedure at all. I'm in the medical profession, so I'm a little bit picky, and my standards are high. I had a wonderful experience, and I would definitely recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons and Dr. Lopez."
Kris Reviews His General Tooth Extraction Procedure
"I had had an infection in a tooth and needed it extracted, and I've since had the dental implant done about two months ago. These guys are wonderful, very friendly, make you feel very much at ease. I get hugs from one of the nurses, from one of the techs, all the time there. Dr. Lopez is a very nice surgeon. He's very cordial; he's very welcoming. He tells you everything that he's going to do, step by step. I'm pleased with the work; it's very comfortable. I had a wonderful experience at Michigan Oral Surgeons and would recommend it to anybody and would come back myself."
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