After your permanent teeth have come in, there may be some instances where a tooth (or teeth) needs to be extracted. These cases need to be properly diagnosed by Dr. Chilimigras—all other alternatives should be discussed when considering extraction.
Why would I need a tooth extraction?
While the reasons for extraction vary, they often include one of the following:
- Orthodontia/cosmetic treatment preparation
- Risk of infection
- Significant tooth decay
- Advanced periodontal (gum) disease
- Considerable tooth trauma
In most cases, tooth extraction is our last resort in maintaining your oral health. To prevent the need for a tooth extraction and to keep your teeth functional and healthy, remember to keep a proper oral hygiene routine at home and consistently attend your dental appointments with Dr. Chilimigras.