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Reasons for Tooth Extractions:

Extractions are typically reserved for cases where no other procedures can effectively treat the infection or oral health issue. Your teeth may need to be extracted for the following reasons:

• Tooth decay or infection
• Extra teeth that are blocking other teeth
• Orthodontic treatment
• Severe gum disease
• Teeth that cannot be restored
• Fractured teeth
• Cosmetic issues

Extractions Are Followed By Ridge Preservation

Types of Extraction Procedures:

There are two forms of tooth extraction: Surgical and Simple. The type you need will depend on if the tooth has erupted out of the gum tissue or if it is still below the gumline. Teeth which have erupted are removed using the Simple technique. Those that remain below the gumline are removed Surgically. 

Regardless of the reason a tooth must be pulled, extractions are only reserved for cases in which no other treatment option will cure the infection or problem.

Tooth Extractions in Westmont, IL

Dr. Timothy Walsh may recommend tooth extractions to address an injury, infection, or to prepare the mouth for necessary orthodontic treatment. The procedure itself is relatively common and is performed under anesthesia to prevent discomfort.

Types of Tooth Extractions

The two types of extractions are simple and surgical.

Simple extractions are performed when there is no sectioning of the tooth needed or when gum tissue does not need to be removed to access the tooth. The extractions are performed on teeth that have become decayed or injured, or when you need orthodontic treatment. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthetic.

Surgical extractions are needed when teeth have broken off at the gum line or cannot be extracted easily, such as in multi-rooted or impacted teeth. In this case, Dr. Walsh and Dr. Weightman needs to cut and pull back the gums so that he has access to the area, often sectioning the tooth to enable extraction. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on the location and number of teeth being extracted.

Reasons for Tooth Extraction

The most common reasons that Dr. Walsh and Dr. Weightman may recommend tooth extractions in Westmont, IL is because a tooth is decayed, broken, or has suffered severe bone loss and cannot be saved. Extracting the teeth is typically only deemed necessary when no other procedure will treat the condition.

Once a tooth is removed, it is important to replace it as soon as possible. If you need a procedure such as a tooth removal in Westmont, IL or are interested in replacing teeth that have been extracted, set up your consultation today!

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