Each of your teeth plays an essential role in the overall function, comfort, and appearance of your smile. If you experience a problem with one of them, we will do everything possible to keep it healthy and intact for as long as possible.
But sometimes a tooth becomes unrepairable due to extensive decay, trauma, or infection, and the only option left is for us to remove it. At the office of Michael Smith, DMD, our experienced dentists provide comfortable tooth extractions for patients in Belleville and surrounding communities.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction for any reason can seem daunting, but in the hands of a gentle, caring dental team, it is typically a straightforward procedure. We may recommend tooth extraction for any of the following reasons:
- A cavity is too advanced to be repaired with a tooth crown
- A tooth infection or abscess is too advanced to fix with a root canal
- A tooth has broken off at or below the gum line
- Advanced gum disease, called periodontitis, has loosened a tooth
- Some teeth need to be removed to plan for denture or implant placement
The only way we can determine if extraction is necessary is by taking intraoral photos and digital x-rays of the tooth. If Dr. Smith, Dr. Fazili, or Dr. Ridenhour find that we need to remove the tooth, they will use these images to show you the problem and why they recommend an extraction.
We can tell you as much or as little as you want to know, but it is crucial to us that you feel informed before we move forward with extraction.
Years of Experience and a Comfortable Procedure
One of the benefits of choosing the office of Michael Smith, DMD as a dental home is that we value you, not just as a patient but as a person.
When you have a toothache or break a tooth, you need to know you have a family dentist that you can trust to present all your options and provide solutions that meet your unique needs. For over 40 years, families in Belleville and surrounding communities have turned to us for personalized, quality dental care, and we would love to help you too.
We will ensure that your tooth is completely numb by administering a potent local anesthetic. You will feel some pressure during your procedure, but you will not feel any pain. We will send you home with instructions for caring for the extraction site to ensure the fastest healing and to avoid any complications.
Do You Need a Tooth Extraction? We Can Help!
If you think you might need a tooth extraction and live in Belleville or the surrounding communities, call the office of Michael Smith, DMD. We will see you as soon as possible to evaluate your needs and provide a comfortable tooth extraction to save your smile. After your mouth heals, we will be happy to talk to you about replacing your missing tooth with a dental bridge, partial denture, or dental implant.