During your consultation, you and Dr. Gregory may determine that you need to have a tooth extracted. Teeth may need to be extracted due to tooth decay, infection of the gum tissue (periodontal infection), fracture or breakage of the tooth, poor tooth positioning, or prior to orthodontic care. While tooth loss is never ideal, in many cases retaining a tooth that is harboring infection is not only dangerous to the health of surrounding teeth but is also dangerous to your health and can lead to increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and birth complications.
Dr. Gregory and her gentle team make tooth extraction easy on you. Patients arrive the day of their treatment and are sedated or put to sleep. The area is anesthetized, or numbed, once the patient is sedated. The tooth is removed and frequently a small bone graft is placed to hold the tissue in place during healing. This grafting procedure is recommended to make various tooth-replacement procedures including dental implants easier and to make the final result appear natural and beautiful.
Dr. Gregory is excited to see you and discuss replacement of unhealthy or unsightly teeth with a healthier, more beautiful solution. Tooth loss is nothing to fear in Dr. Gregory’s care.
Tooth Extraction – Removal of a tooth that is beyond repair or for space needed for other cosmetic dental work.
Simple Tooth Removal
Surgical Tooth Removal
Guidelines Following Tooth Removal