What is tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While we strive to keep your natural teeth healthy and strong for a lifetime, tooth extraction may be required in some cases in order to preserve the health of the rest of your smile. No matter the reason for your tooth extraction in Richmond, Kentucky, our dentist and team will make certain that you feel comfortable and relaxed. We use the greatest possible skill and care when extracting a tooth, and we will also provide you with detailed care instructions so you can care for your smile as it heals.

Do I need tooth extraction?

Dr. Susan A. Vanstone may recommend tooth extraction for a number of reasons. These may include:

  • Severe tooth decay or other damage that makes it impossible to restore the tooth
  • Serious infection that has destroyed a large portion of the tooth and/or supporting bone structure
  • Overcrowding caused by too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth
  • Primary teeth (baby teeth) that do not fall out as they should and block the permanent teeth from properly growing in

For more information about tooth extraction and the other treatment options we provide at Great Grins, we welcome you to call or visit us today.