Our dentists make every effort to preserve your natural teeth. However, extractions are necessary when decay has made the tooth unsalvageable or when you have an advanced periodontal disease. When a tooth is malformed, damaged, impacted or ingrown, different procedures are used, but all extractions are considered surgery. Depending on which tooth is removed, we can offer you a replacement in the form of a dental implant or oral prosthetic.
While the No. 1 goal of dentistry to is protect and preserve your natural teeth, some teeth must be removed or extracted due to severe decay, advanced periodontal disease, or because they have become broken beyond repair. If you’d like to learn more, just ask us!
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars often found in the permanent dentition or dental arch. You may have anywhere between one and four wisdom teeth or none at all. While usually it is best for wisdom teeth to be removed, this is not always the case. The doctors at Village Dental will gladly examine and advise each patient as to the condition of their wisdom teeth.
Bone grafting is typically used to build solid structure for implant placement and involves filling a missing tooth socket after tooth extraction or injury with bone materials. In the majority of cases, the success of a restorative procedure can hinge on the height, depth, and width of the jawbone at the implant site. When the jawbone has receded or sustained significant damage, the implant(s) cannot be supported on this unstable foundation and bone grafting is usually recommended.
We pride ourselves on our disuse of sedatives during surgery to provide the quickest recovery for our patients. If this is something that makes you uncomfortable, please consult with the dentist before your procedure to find alternatives as we value comfortability for our patients.