It may be determined that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
A simple tooth extraction in a healthy individual can be very easy. However, more challenging extractions often require the experience and skill of an oral surgeon. Many factors may be involved when planning a tooth extraction such as your state of health and current medications. Infection risk, blood thinners and poor healing are typical considerations with complex medical histories. Dental anxiety or apprehension about the procedure may influence the choice of sedation in addition to local anesthetic injections.
Dental professionals today are concerned about saving bone as well as trying to save teeth. Tooth loss can have an impact on your chewing ability and bite but bone loss may have an impact on your overall health. Dr. Williams will discuss tooth replacement alternatives along with bone preservation.
After Tooth Extraction Instructions
For more information about Tooth Extractions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Williams:
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Patient Review by Nicole M
Dr. Williams and his staff got me in same day for a consult when I was in pain and had the teeth extracted a few short days later. I was very pleased with the service and care I received.
- Nicole M
Patient Review by Karen K
I cannot say enough of how appreciative I am for the time spent with me during visits over the past years. As a scleroderma patient, it is very helpful have such a caring, patient and supportive team. Thank you!
- Karen K
Patient Review by Gail K
Very helpful and friendly
- Gail K
Patient Review by Byron D
Dr. Williams has taken care of all of my dental surgical needs over the last 5 years. I would recommend him to anyone in need of an oral surgeon.
- Byron D
Patient Review by Olivia K
Thanks for seeing me on such short notice.
- Olivia K
Patient Review by Anna H
Courtney and Kristie are the best, I love y'all!!!
- Anna H
Patient Review by Latoya T
You guys are AWESOME! I love the music and overall atmosphere here. The peace I experienced here and the friendly staff helped relieve any fear I had. Thank you so much!
- Latoya T
Patient Review by Cara W
Staff were extremely friendly and courteous- In scheduling appt Heather was most helpful as well as other staff I had spoken with!
- Cara W
Patient Review by Kimberly H
Easy to work with, also fit my schedule well.
- Kimberly H