When a tooth is damaged or infected, it can cause issues with not only your ability to eat and smile but also with your other teeth and overall oral health. Infection can spread quickly from one tooth to your gums and nearby teeth, causing more serious problems for your health, which is why it's important to have infected teeth treated immediately. When a tooth is too severely damaged, it will most likely require an extraction to prevent things from getting worse.
Tooth extractions are often the last resort when other procedures, such as dental procedures or apicoectomies, are not viable options for repairing the tooth. Extractions are also common in younger patients who experience crowding or need preparation for orthodontics. We understand that the thought of losing teeth may cause anxiety, but our oral surgeons are highly trained and can safely extract your tooth without causing excessive discomfort. We also offer several solutions for tooth replacement. We encourage you to watch the testimonial videos below to hear more about the extraction experience at our office.
An unhealthy tooth may need to be extracted if oral health complications are severe, such as gum disease or tooth decay. Other times, a healthy tooth may be recommended for extraction as part of orthodontic or oral surgery treatment. Whatever the reason, general tooth extraction is a common procedure that can improve the health of the surrounding and prevent further oral health complications.
Boulder Oral Surgery performs many oral and maxillofacial surgery treatments at their practice in Boulder and Longmont, Colorado, including general tooth extractions. Patients of all ages and conditions come to see Dr. Nedbalski, Dr. Chai, and Dr. Luter to receive experienced care and tailored treatment plans.
Your oral surgeon will discuss your tooth replacement options if you need the extracted tooth replaced. Dr. Nedbalski, Dr. Chai, and Dr. Luter perform dental implant-based tooth replacement options, such as dental implants and All-on-4, and can help you decide the right treatment plan for your needs.
Local anesthesia is often selected for a routine tooth extraction procedure, but other options for anesthesia may be discussed to accommodate your ideal treatment plan. Your treatment plan, including your options for anesthesia, will be discussed during your first visit to our practice.
In many cases, a tooth is recommended for extraction because it is beyond saving or it compromises the health of the surrounding teeth. Your tooth may be recommended for extraction for the following reasons:
Boulder Oral Surgery is committed to improving oral health outcomes for patients of all ages. At our state-of-the-art practice, with offices in Boulder and Longmont, we offer a wide range of oral surgery procedures for patients of all ages. We encourage you to give Boulder Oral Surgery a call if you or your child have been recommended for general tooth extraction or another oral and maxillofacial surgery treatment.