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
  • Third molars (wisdom teeth) that are impacted or erupting incorrectly

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. Call us at 269-964-7660 for more information!