When you have a tooth that has been damaged by decay or broken, it can sometimes be fixed with a filling, root canal, or a crown. Sometimes there is too much damage for one of these procedures, and you must have your tooth removed. Some of the common reasons for tooth extraction include
- Tooth decay or damage enters the center of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels, and it becomes incurable through root canal therapy or antibiotics
- Increased risk for infection because your immune system has been compromised, usually caused by chemotherapy or organ transplants
- Baby teeth not falling out in time for adult teeth to grow in
- Extra teeth preventing your normal teeth from growing properly
- Preparation of the mouth for orthodontia
- An infection of the tissues and bone surrounding the teeth, also known as periodontal disease, may loosen adult teeth
Before scheduling your procedure, your doctor will perform a thorough oral exam and take an X-ray of the area in which the tooth must be removed. Your doctor will formulate a plan for the extraction taking into consideration your age, the presence of gum disease, and your tooth’s relationship with other areas of your mouth such as your sinuses, nerves, and other teeth. Most tooth extractions can be completed during a single surgical visit.
Where can I get a tooth or multiple teeth removed near Watkinsville, GA?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Fred Simonton, is a specialist in providing solutions for the treatment of complex oral and dental health problems, including the removal of teeth. With two office locations in Watkinsville and Gainesville, GA, Dr. Simonton and his staff serve a wide region, including cities in Georgia, as well as cities in South Carolina and North Carolina.