A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While tooth extractions are less than ideal, they are sometimes necessary. If you’re in need of a tooth extraction, Dr. Langellier and our staff at Bowtie Dental in Grand Rapids, MI will do all they can to make the procedure go smoothly with a comfortable recovery. If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment; although, sometimes there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In this case, the tooth needs to be extracted.
There are many reasons a tooth may need to be extracted, including having wisdom teeth, extra teeth, a loose tooth that cannot be saved, baby teeth that don’t fall out in a timely manner, or to create room for orthodontics. Infections, damage and sometimes cancer treatments leave patients needing to remove a tooth.
You may never experience an extraction, but for those who find it necessary, Dr. Langellier will thoroughly discuss your best options, preparation, methods and follow up with you. Each person’s care is unique and special, so at Bowtie Dental we want to make sure you are informed and comfortable during every procedure we perform. We will take great care of you, guaranteed!