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
Richard Reviews His General Tooth Extraction Procedure
"I have teeth that had decayed, and they’d been capped, and they just weren’t usable — they weren’t going to make it — so we went ahead and decided to go to an extraction and an implant. The extraction went well — pretty darn painless — and then when I go back to my dentist, I have the actual tooth put in. That was one of the best processes I’ve ever been through. Dr. Fasi’s been the person for the last two. He’s a very likable, nice person. He puts you relaxed. He’s self-assured and generally a friendly person. I had a great experience here, and I highly 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."
Emma Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure
"When I first came in, the two doctors came and talked to me about what was going to happen and how it was going to go. It went really good. My experience here was great because everyone cared, and Dr. Sanker’s really nice and kind. I would recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons. They gave me a great smile and they’ll give you one, too."
Richelle Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure
"When I first walked in, the staff was very welcoming and they made me feel very comfortable. The practice came highly recommended and the doctors here were fantastic and I was really impressed with the care that I was given and how they treated me. The procedure went very smooth and the recovery was very easy for me. I’m so glad that I had the procedure done. I feel great now and the quality of my life has improved. For all my friends and family in Ypsilanti, Milan, and South Lyon, I highly recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons."
Sally Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure
"My dentist suggested and recommended that I have a tooth pulled, so he sent me out here to see these folks, and my first impression was a very good one. I could see that it was very professionally run. After I saw Dr. Fasi, he explained the whole series from beginning to end. They were really good at keeping me at ease. The technician and Dr. Fasi were very relaxing. Now that I’m nine months into it, I am so grateful that this is the route I took. The staff here and the doctors are so accommodating and caring and understanding. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Michigan Oral Surgeons — they’re very good and very helpful."
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