As much as we would like for you to keep your own teeth for a lifetime, the fact is that sometimes a tooth is simply too damaged or infected to save, and removing it is the best option to protect the rest of your teeth and your oral health.
We understand that the prospect of having a tooth extracted can be scary. You probably have a lot of questions about the process and about what happens afterward.
Before we make the decision to extract a tooth, we’ll discuss all of your options and the probable outcomes of each so that you understand why we are making this recommendation. We’ll also walk you through the process we expect to take (because not every tooth extraction is the same), and we’ll give you specific instructions to help you care for the extraction site while you heal and help prevent complications.