A tooth may need to be extracted for many reasons, including tooth decay, dental crowding, injury, failure of restorative treatments, or other oral health conditions. In these cases, tooth extraction preserves the health of the surrounding teeth.
At Northlake Oral & Facial Surgery, we offer many tooth replacement options, such as dental implants. Tooth extraction is a common procedure that helps to restore oral health and function. Tooth replacement options will be discussed if extraction is part of treatment.
Why do teeth need to be removed?
At Northlake Oral & Facial Surgery, we will do our best to save a natural tooth. However, teeth can fail from time to time. Infection, decay, and failed restoration treatments are common reasons why a tooth can fail. Other times, a tooth is extracted because the mouth doesn’t have enough room to accommodate it. In these cases, extraction improves oral health.
Common reasons for a tooth extraction include
- Too many teeth in the mouth or teeth that are too close together (dental crowding)
- Severe infection or decay
- Gum disease
- Failed restorative treatments, such as root canal
An experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon can determine if tooth extraction is in your best interest. We perform dental extractions in our offices in Slidell, LA, and Mandeville, LA, using minimally invasive techniques for an optimal result. At your consultation, Dr. Brown will complete a thorough oral evaluation and create a treatment plan that’s right for you. Anesthesia options will also be discussed at this time. The consultation is also the time to ask any questions you may have.
Tooth Extraction in Slidell & Mandeville, LA
You may be interested in your replacement options after an extraction. At Northlake Oral & Facial Surgery, we offer several options that restore the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth. Contact our office if you think you may need a tooth extraction.