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
Elli Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure
"I came here because I had to get some baby teeth pulled out — five to be exact. The first day I came in, I was nervous, but the staff really made me feel calm and relaxed. Everyone was so sweet. The surgery was great. I really like Dr. Lopez, and he did a great job. I would describe Dr. Lopez as sweet, funny, and he makes you feel very relaxed. If I needed to have surgery again, I would definitely come back to see Dr. Lopez. I had a great experience here, and I would definitely recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons. "
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."
Mia Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure
"Hi! My name is Mia. I came here to get my tooth come out. I had one of my teeth taken out by Dr. Fear. I was a little bit scared because I’ve never done this before. I was afraid it will hurt. I really like Dr. Fear and Dr. Lopez. I would definitely recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons. They’re the best."
James Reviews His General Tooth Extraction Procedure
""I had to come here because I had 10 teeth that needed to be extracted. I did a few the first time and maybe four the second time. I was very nervous when I came here, but it was very good. The staff was very friendly. Everybody was really attentive and very friendly and made me feel at ease when I came. The surgery went very smooth. That was the reason I came back for the second one. Dr. Sanker was a really easygoing, laid-back guy. I had a really good experience. I’ve been pain-free ever since I had the extractions. I would definitely recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons."
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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