Tooth Extractions Are Routine Procedures
Tooth extractions are routine procedures for our doctors at Cheyenne Mountain Dental Group. Over 75 percent of all adults have had a tooth extracted at some point in their lifetime, so rest assured that you are not alone in needing a tooth removed. We offer both simple tooth extractions and surgical extraction of wisdom teeth, but we will always try and save your teeth before resorting to removal. After a tooth is extracted, it is recommended that it be replaced with a dental implant to prevent jaw bone deterioration and restore your smile’s form and function.
Common Reasons for Extractions
Dental ImplantsFor those who are seeking to replace their teeth with dental implants or implant supported dentures, tooth extraction for failing teeth or teeth that are preventing a full-arch solution from being placed, is necessary.
Periodontal DiseaseWhen periodontal disease has gone untreated too long, bone deterioration is a common concern. As the gums and bone recede from the affected area, teeth become loose and may require extraction.
Accidents or TraumaIn the unfortunate case of an accident or trauma that causes significant oral damage, we may extract the damaged teeth to relieve you of pain and begin the restoration process. We offer emergency services to see you as soon as possible.
OrthodonticsWhen you want to straighten your teeth with braces or Invisalign®, there needs to be enough space for alignment. For those with tooth crowding, we may need to extract severely misplaced teeth to make a space for teeth to shift into.
Retained Baby TeethIn the uncommon instance that baby teeth have not fallen out, we can gently extract these teeth to allow for proper eruption of permanent teeth. Without the removal of baby teeth, crowding or misplaced growth could occur.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
One of the most common reasons for tooth extraction is due to wisdom teeth, which are extra teeth that generally grow in between the ages of 17 and 25. While it is possible for these teeth to develop without problem, many people experience complications that can cause pain, damage to surrounding teeth and even infection. We offer surgical tooth extraction of wisdom teeth to prevent damage to your mouth and surrounding teeth.
Gentle Tooth Extraction and Socket Preservation
After a tooth extraction, the socket where it once was should be preserved to prevent bone loss. We can perform a bone graft to add bone material to the site. This will preserve the location from bone deterioration and keep the jaw ridge even. Our experienced doctors and staff care about your comfort during any procedure. We understand that a tooth extraction is never a pleasant experience, so we offer sedation dentistry to help ease your anxiety and give you a nearly painless treatment. Many patients simply feel a dull pressure on the site of the tooth extraction after anesthesia and sedation are applied.