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
John Reviews His General Tooth Extraction Procedure
"My experience here was absolutely phenomenal. Dr. Sanker is very kind, very knowledgeable, knows what he’s doing, and very comforting. The staff here, they’re a great extension of the doctors, and everyone here maintains a professional and positive attitude. The rest of the staff is incredibly welcoming. The follow-ups were great. They’re very concerned with making sure that you had the best possible experience. The procedure was, absolutely, without a doubt, successful. After the procedure I feel completely back to normal. I would give Michigan Oral Surgeons five stars out of five. "
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."
Beverly Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure
"I somehow broke a nerve in the tooth, and it was getting irritated. When I first came in, the experience was really great. The staff was friendly. It was a fun experience, believe it or not. Dr. Sanker is a sweetheart. Very pleasant and explains things to me, and we get along great. Surgery went great. I had no pain, I had no bleeding. I’ve had the extraction, he’s put the implant in, and I am waiting for it to heal. I would highly recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons. They did a fantastic job — very professional. The staff is great. The doctors are great, down-to-earth, and I can’t imagine going anywhere else."
Maggie Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure
"Hi! I’m Maggie, and I live in Ann Arbor. I came to Michigan Oral Surgeons because I got recommended by Dr. Bibeck, my regular dentist, and I needed an extraction. They kept talking to me because it sounded horrible, but it didn’t hurt. Dr. Lopez is a smiler and like a big teddy bear and very relaxed and gave me all the time I wanted. He just felt like someone I knew for a long time. I would recommend the Michigan Oral Surgeons, especially Dr. Lopez because I worked with him, and if my friends lived in Troy or Detroit or Ann Arbor, I’d say this is the place to go. Dr. Lopez was wonderful."
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."
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