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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.

Hear From Tooth Extraction Patients Like You

Our main priority is to preserve your teeth and smile, but in some situations, removing a tooth is unavoidable. An extraction can help you avoid serious damage to other teeth. It's an extremely common procedure, and we offer several options for tooth replacement. You can learn more by hearing from our patients.

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:

Dr. Ferguson, Dr. Smith, and Dr. Misiek perform the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery treatments in Metairie and Gretna, LA, including many tooth extractions. If you have been recommended for a tooth extraction, we will provide a thorough oral evaluation and discuss your treatment options, including replacement solutions. 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.