At Durango Laser Dentistry, we do everything we can to keep your smile in good health. However, there may be a time where we need to pull a tooth to save the rest of your teeth, also known as a tooth extraction. If this becomes the case, our dentist will have you come in for a tooth extraction to restore the health and function of your smile.
Signs You May Need a Tooth Pulled
The most common reasons you might need a tooth extraction include:
- An impacted or overcrowded tooth
- A decayed or damaged tooth untreatable with a restoration
- An infected tooth caused by gum disease
- Persistent pain
- Difficulty chewing meals or biting down
Without removing a tooth when necessary, you can increase your risk of gum disease, tooth decay and bone loss.
What To Expect
There are two types of tooth extractions to be mindful of: a simple extraction and a surgical extraction.
With a simple extraction, the tooth is visible and quick to remove. Surgical extractions, on the other hand, take more time and effort if the tooth is fractured or we cannot find the root. If this is the case, our dentist will apply a local anesthetic and recommend sedation to surgically remove the tooth from the gumline. No matter what type of extraction is needed, you can count on us to ensure this treatment is as comfortable and painless as possible.
Benefits of Tooth Extractions
While tooth extractions may seem like a bad thing, there are many positives to having one performed, such as:
- Relieving pain
- Allowing you to have more effective orthodontic treatment
- Protecting your remaining teeth from damage
Find Quality Care for Your Smile at Durango Laser Dentistry
Are you worried you might need a tooth pulled? If so, contact us today at 970-247-2677 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mason Miner and learn more how tooth extractions in Durango, Colorado, can benefit you.