Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If a tooth has been broken and it has started to decay, Savannah dentist Dr. Carla Roher will try to fix it with a filling, crown, or other treatment. Occasionally, though, there's too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. This is the most common reason for extracting a tooth.
Other reasons to have a tooth extracted:
- Some people have extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in.
- People getting braces may need teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place.
- People receiving cancer drugs may develop infected teeth. These drugs weaken the immune system, increasing the risk of infection. Infected teeth may need to be extracted.
- Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are often extracted either before or after they come in. They commonly come in during the late teens or early 20s. These teeth often get stuck in the jaw (impacted) and do not come in. They need to be removed if they are decayed or cause pain.
Please contact Medical Arts Dentistry or call (912) 355-0605 today to learn how our Savannah dentist can treat toothache and restore your smile. Serving Richmond Hill, Garden City, and surrounding Savannah, GA communities.