Our dentists try to repair a tooth with a filling, crown or other treatment if it’s been broken or badly damaged by decay. When there’s too much damage for the tooth to be fixed, that tooth must be removed.
Additionally, sometimes teeth have to be extracted to prevent infection from spreading, such as when an abscessed tooth fails to respond to antibiotics or if a bone graft can’t save a loose tooth.
Our dentists use the modern Atraumatic Extraction technique. These are gentle, low-force extractions that do not cause any damage or injury. They also preserve the bone around the tooth during a tooth extraction.
Naturally, our dentists will do whatever it takes to make sure that you remain comfortable and relaxed during your extraction procedure.
When a tooth is extracted, a socket is left empty. In order to reduce post-extraction bone loss, to minimize bleeding and to speed up the healing process, our dentists use the socket preservation procedure. During this procedure, which our dentists are experienced in performing, the empty socket is filled with bone grafting material. This preservation procedure is also known as ridge preservation, a socket graft or an extraction socket graft.
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