When a tooth is badly damaged, either by forced trauma or extensive tooth decay, Dr. Johnson does everything he can to repair and restore it to its fullest function. If he finds that your tooth is not repairable or putting your neighboring teeth at risk, he’ll perform an extraction. At his dental office, you can expect your treatment to be as comfortable as possible and you’ll get the chance to discuss tooth replacement options the same day. When teeth are endangering your oral health, his dental office can make a difference.
There are many instances where a tooth needs to be extracted. However, these circumstances are not incredibly common. For example, teeth damaged by forced trauma may be broken into multiple pieces, making it impossible to save them. If decay has broken down large portions of teeth, especially in enamel below the gum line, no restoration or amount of root canal therapy will be able to save it. In other instances, teeth need to be extracted if they: