Whenever there is a choice in the matter, it is always best to keep your natural teeth. However, there are conditions under which it is necessary to remove a tooth. When a tooth is badly decayed and cannot be saved with general dentistry, it must be removed. Sometimes a tooth will break or crack in such a way that it cannot be saved. There are also oral health conditions, such as periodontitis, that make it necessary to extract teeth.
At Southern Dental Group of Wynne, we prefer to help our patients keep their teeth, but when it becomes necessary to do an extraction, we perform the procedure with gentle care. No one is really comfortable with the idea of having a tooth removed. We understand this and we make it as easy and relaxing as possible.
Under most conditions, extractions are fairly simple, routine procedures. Occasionally a tooth may require more than the usual amount of effort to remove. This can happen when the roots of the tooth are unusually large or many roots are involved. It can also happen when the top part of the tooth is missing or breaks off during extraction. If your dentist foresees any difficulty in removing your tooth, you will be told what to expect.