Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary to remove infected teeth, for orthodontic correction, or wisdom teeth problems. Whatever your need for tooth extraction, Dr. Wilhite and his team can help.
Dr. Wilhite understands the importance of keeping as many healthy, natural teeth in your mouth. Although we do our best to save adult teeth, occasionally a tooth has so much decay that it must be removed. Eventually teeth with significant decay can cause a dental abscess, a painful infection that is often treated through a root canal. However, if the tooth has reached a state of decay that cannot be remedied, we must extract the tooth.
Other times teeth must be removed for orthodontic correction. Too many teeth in your mouth can cause overcrowding, which causes teeth to shift. Shifting teeth cause tooth and jaw pain, affects the bite of your mouth, and can give your smile a crooked appearance. In order to prevent or treat these issues, sometimes we remove problematic teeth.
Additionally, pediatric tooth extractions are needed when a baby tooth does not fall out as it should. Baby teeth need to fall out in a way that allows room for the permanent adult tooth to erupt. If the adult tooth’s position will be affected, sometimes a pediatric tooth extraction is the solution. In some cases, we use a space maintainer to retain space for adult teeth when a baby tooth has fallen out too soon.
How much does Tooth Extraction cost?
Contact us today to set up your free consultation. We can discuss your goals and options for tooth extraction. Plus, we’ll talk about affordable financing and dental insurance options to make sure you get the dental care you need.