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 our dentists at Lakeview Dental Care—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
  • 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 in Battle Creek, Michigan.