How Do I Know If I Need a Tooth Extraction?
MANY TEETH CAN BE SAVED TO PRESERVE THE HEALTH AND FUNCTION OF YOUR BITE
KNOW YOUR OPTIONS
If you have a severe toothache you might just want to have a tooth extraction and be done with it. However, it is important to learn when a tooth should be saved, when it should be extracted, and how to replace it once it is gone. Dr. Daren Larsen and Dr. Josh Haslem offer tooth extractions and dental implants to replace your missing teeth at one friendly and convenient office. Call us today to receive your appointment.
Take the Stress Out of Your Tooth Extraction with Sedation Options
THE LAST RESORT
Tooth extractions are usually recommended when all other options to save your tooth have been explored. You will need either a simple extraction or a surgical extraction based on where your tooth is located and if it is above or below the gum line. No matter your diagnosis, you can be assured you will be perfectly comfortable and sufficiently numbed throughout your entire procedure.
WHEN DO I NEED A TOOTH EXTRACTION?
Our doctors will do everything they can to save your natural teeth but sometimes the best treatment plan calls for a tooth extraction. You may need an extraction if you have:
- An infection
- Severe tooth decay
- Teeth that cannot be fixed with a restoration
- Supernumerary teeth – extra teeth that are blocking other teeth from growing in
- A severe case of gum disease
- Orthodontic treatment (braces)
- Cracked teeth
- Cosmetic concerns
THE IMPORTANCE OF REPLACING YOUR MISSING TEETH WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS
When a tooth is lost the bone that once surrounded your root will immediately start to deteriorate. The open space will cause surrounding teeth to drift out of place. Losing a tooth starts a slippery slope of deteriorating oral health. Dental implants look, feel and function like your natural teeth, preserve your adjoining teeth and bite, and stabilize your jaw bone. At our office, you can have an extraction and replace your missing tooth with a dental implant without ever having to go to another office.
Dr. Daren Larsen and Dr. Josh Haslem are general dentists in Vernal, UT offering a wide range of services to their patients in one convenient and friendly office. If you are in pain and would like to learn more about your options for a tooth extraction, call our office to receive your appointment as soon as possible.