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Surgical Tooth Extraction

Taking care of your smile is essential, and sometimes, that means facing tooth extractions. While the idea might sound intimidating, we’re here to guide you through the process. At Optimum Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we’re dedicated to ensuring your oral health with easy-to-understand explanations.

Ready to explore your options? Contact us to schedule a personalized evaluation and find relief while setting the course for a healthier, more comfortable smile today.

What Is A Surgical Extraction?

A surgical tooth extraction is a dental procedure designed to remove a tooth that can’t be easily accessed or extracted using standard methods. It often involves teeth that have not fully erupted, have complex root structures, or are impacted, meaning they’re stuck beneath the gumline. These situations demand the expertise of an oral surgeon.

Why Choose An Oral Surgeon For Surgical Extractions?

Oral surgeons are specially trained in performing surgical tooth extractions. Their expertise is crucial in handling complicated cases, ensuring minimal discomfort and a smoother recovery. They possess the skills, experience, and equipment necessary to navigate complex tooth extractions with precision and care.

Recognizing Signs That Indicate A Tooth Extraction May Be Necessary

Knowing when a tooth requires extraction is vital. Look out for these signs:

  • Severe Toothache: Chronic, intense tooth pain can indicate a problem that might necessitate extraction.
  • Gum Inflammation: Swollen, painful gums around a tooth can be a sign of an issue that may require extraction.
  • Infections: Repeated infections or abscesses in the same tooth can indicate the need for removal.
  • Impacted Teeth: Teeth that haven’t erupted or are growing at odd angles may need extraction.
  • Orthodontic Needs: Teeth may be removed to create space for orthodontic treatment.

The Importance Of Replacing Missing Teeth

After tooth extraction, you might wonder if and how to replace the missing tooth. Replacing a tooth is essential for several reasons:

  • Preserving Oral Function: Missing teeth can affect chewing and speaking, and replacing them restores functionality.
  • Maintaining Jaw Health: A missing tooth can lead to bone loss over time. Replacing it helps maintain your jaw’s structure.
  • Enhancing Aesthetics: Replacing a missing tooth can improve your smile’s appearance and your overall confidence.

Various replacement options, such as dental implants, your oral surgeon can guide you in selecting the most suitable choice for your unique situation. With our advanced tools and expertise, we can often replace your extracted tooth on the same day, ensuring the best and most comfortable experience. Don’t hesitate to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a brighter, healthier smile is just a call away.

A surgical tooth extraction may seem daunting, but it’s a vital step toward preserving your oral health and comfort. If you’re experiencing any signs that a tooth may need extraction or have questions about the process, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Optimum Oral Surgery & Dental Implants. Our compassionate team is ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.

Meet Our Oral Surgeons

Dr. Chad Rebhun

Dr. Rebhun is a certified diplomat by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including dentoalveolar and wisdom tooth surgery, sedation, general anesthesia, and oral reconstruction with dental implants.

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