What is a tooth extraction?
A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While we strive to help you keep your teeth healthy for life, some conditions and situations may make tooth extraction the best possible treatment option for your smile. If a tooth disrupts the optimal function of your smile or if it is at risk for spreading decay and disease to the healthy parts of your smile, our dentist may recommend tooth extraction in Savannah, Georgia. We may suggest tooth extraction if:
- A tooth is so severely decayed or damaged that an effective restoration is impossible
- There are too many teeth to correctly fit in the mouth, resulting in significant crowding
- Primary (baby) teeth are not falling out as normal and are blocking the way for the permanent teeth to grow in properly
- Serious infection has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure
You can rest assured that Dr. Michael J. Groover will not recommend tooth removal unless it is truly the best available option for improving the health of your smile.
Does tooth extraction hurt?
At Groover Family Dentistry, we use the greatest care and skill in each treatment, including tooth extraction. We will numb the surrounding area before removing the tooth, and our team will make certain you are as comfortable as possible. Following the extraction, we will provide you with instructions on how to care for your smile as it heals. If you have any questions about tooth extraction, please contact our dental office today.