General tooth extraction is offered in our offices in Ann Arbor, Plymouth, and Adrian, MI.
It is not uncommon for oral surgeons and dentists to see patients who struggle to care for their teeth appropriately or have damaged teeth as a result of various conditions or facial trauma. It is essential to have healthy teeth to speak properly and adequately chew food.
Sometimes the tooth can be restored to its original function through crowns, root canals, or fillings, but if the damage to the tooth is too severe, the patient may be referred to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to have the tooth (or multiple teeth) removed from the mouth. The oral surgery team at Michigan Oral Surgeons works hard to examine every possibility of restoring a natural tooth before an extraction and strives to provide the best options for tooth replacement, if necessary.
The following oral conditions can contribute to the need to have a tooth (or multiple teeth) extracted:
Dental Crowding. This can occur when the jaw bone is too small and cannot accommodate all of the teeth or when the patient has an extra tooth or teeth in the mouth. The mouth may also experience dental crowding if adult teeth are beginning to grow in before their corresponding baby teeth have fallen out.
Periodontal (Gum) 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, causing tooth loosening and the need for removal. Periodontal disease is a serious oral infection that can affect the patient’s general health.
Tooth Decay. Dental caries or tooth decay can result in the destruction of teeth, abscess formation, and serious health problems. Tooth decay may render a tooth non-restorable necessitating the removal of the tooth before it causes severe pain and infection.The patient must have the tooth removed immediately to avoid worsening dangerous infections.
How do I know if I need a tooth removed?
At Michigan Oral Surgeons, we will perform a thorough oral examination and complete an X-ray evaluation of the mouth to determine which tooth or teeth are at risk. We will take a variety of factors into consideration when determining the best method for tooth removal and anesthetic, including the presence of gum disease, your age, the tooth’s relationship to other teeth and structures in the mouth, and your personal preferences. Our surgeons offer a wide variety of anesthetic and sedative options, including local anesthetic and nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to decrease pre-surgical anxiety and reduce pain associated with the extraction procedure. They will also provide multiple options for tooth replacement, such as dental implants, which can often be placed simultaneously with the tooth extraction procedure.
It is our goal to restore your oral health and provide you with the best and most natural option for replacing missing teeth. If you think you may be in need of a tooth extraction, we encourage you to contact one of our three office locations in Ann Arbor, Plymouth, or Adrian, MI. Our pleasant front desk staff is happy to help you schedule an initial consultation to meet with Dr. Fear, Dr. Lopez, Fr. Fasi, or Dr. Sanker for your initial consultation.