The removal of single teeth may be necessary to maintain the health of your remaining teeth and mouth. After evaluating all options and doing as much as possible to save a tooth, extraction may be your best or only option. The most common reasons for extractions are:
- • Periodontal disease
- • Severe decay
- • Badly broken tooth, beyond repair
- • Poorly positioned teeth
After determining that extraction is necessary, OC Family Dentistry will discuss options with you for replacing the extracted tooth. Having a gap in your teeth can cause the teeth and jaw to shift, creating problems with chewing and dental health.
The long-term health of your mouth depends on the health of each tooth. OC Family Dentistry will oversee your recovery and help you retain a smile full of vitality and joy.