Sometimes, a tooth can become so damaged that it is not able to be saved. In other cases, there may not be enough room in the mouth to accommodate another tooth. In these instances, extraction is the best option to preserve the health of the surrounding teeth.
Why do teeth need to be removed?
Despite our best efforts, there are some instances in which we cannot keep a natural tooth. Decay, injuries, infection, or other conditions may prevent the natural tooth from being saved and can even become a potential threat to the surrounding teeth. If a tooth is causing problems, many patients find relief of symptoms after it has been extracted.
There are many reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted:
- Dental crowding
- Severe infection or decay
- Gum disease
- Facial injuries
- Broken or damaged teeth
- Root canal failure
If you have been recommended for a tooth extraction, we will provide a thorough oral evaluation and discuss your treatment options, including replacement solutions.
Tooth Extraction at Oral Surgery Services
We perform many tooth extractions at Oral Surgery Services. Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Smith perform the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery treatments in Metairie, LA, and Gretna, LA. If you are interested in replacing your tooth after extraction, we offer several types of tooth replacement solutions, including dental implants. Please contact our office for more information.