An extraction is having a tooth removed. Sometimes a tooth just has to go for one reason or another. Some teeth are removed because there is not space for them, others have been damaged or traumatized in a way that for health reasons they must be taken out. Drs. Klein will always take the time to discuss this procedure in complete detail with you, so that all of your concerns may be put to rest. Extractions actually are not really uncomfortable, and we definitely go the extra mile to make these and all of our procedures as pleasant as possible.
Extractions performed on adults many times lead us to the discussion of tooth replacement options. Please see our three tooth replacement options page for more details about this. Also, there are cases in which we need to do additional procedures like bone grafting with adult extractions depending on how we will be proceeding with your treatment. Dr. Aric and Dr. Amy will make sure to discuss all of the matters with you during your diagnosis appointment.
It is actually quite frequent that children may need help removing a few of their primary teeth in order to facilitate proper eruption patterns of their adult teeth. Sometimes children even need permanent teeth removed in order for proper orthodontic treatment. Children occasionally have a cavity that will abscess a baby tooth beyond being able to restore it. If this is the case we may need to incorporate a type of space maintaining system so that their permanent teeth are still able to erupt into correct position. If this is a necessary procedure