When tooth decay, injuries, or other conditions leave a tooth damaged beyond repair, the oral surgeons at Atlantic Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Centre can remove your tooth in the comfort of our practice in St. John’s, NL. Our team wants you to feel safe and well-informed for every procedure, and your surgeon will evaluate your condition to determine whether or not you need an extraction before starting your treatment process.
Sometimes, damaged teeth are salvageable, and dental fillings, root canals, or other procedures can restore tooth health, but in other cases, this is not possible. If you need to have a tooth extracted to preserve your oral health, Dr. Shannon Davis and Dr. Rebecca Woodford also offer dental implants to replace your missing teeth permanently.
Why do I need a dental extraction?
There are a few conditions that can lead to the need for a tooth extraction. Below are a few of the most common conditions that lead to dental extractions:
- Severe tooth decay
- Dental crowding or extra teeth present in the mouth
- Teeth that are broken beyond repair, due to injuries
- Periodontal disease (tooth loosening)
Some of the causes of dental extractions, like dental decay and periodontal disease, can be prevented through regular oral hygiene habits and dental exams.
After Dental Extractions
Teeth that are damaged or failing are often very painful and distracting, and many patients feel relieved after they have a tooth removed. If you are looking for a way to replace your tooth, your oral surgeon can discuss your tooth replacement options before your extraction. Patients who choose to receive dental implants can sometimes have an implant or a bone graft placed during the same procedure as the extraction.
Tooth Extractions at Atlantic Oral Surgery
Our practice offers dental extractions at our practice in St. John’s, NL. Dr. Shannon Davis and Dr. Rebecca Woodford are both experts at administering local anesthesia (and IV sedation for more extensive procedures) to make you feel comfortable throughout your procedure. If you would like to learn more about tooth extraction and restoration, please contact our office for more information. A member of our friendly team is happy to assist you in scheduling a consultation.