Sometimes, normal maintenance or restorative treatments are not enough to keep a tooth healthy. If this happens, tooth removal may be necessary to prevent other dental issues. Dr. Andrea Patterson and Dr. Danella Zimmer will discuss replacement options with you and keep you informed about this treatment if it is required. Please call TruCare Dental at 505-369-3852 if you have any questions about tooth extractions in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for our dentists.
What Do Tooth Extractions Help With?
A tooth extraction is the removal of the tooth. While we tend to avoid removing a tooth whenever possible, sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary to protect the health of your smile. A tooth extraction may be needed to restore the full health of your smile if you have one or more teeth that have become severely damaged in some way, including:
- Severe infection that has destroyed a significant amount or most of the tooth or its supporting bone structure.
- Severe tooth decay that that has damaged a tooth beyond repair and cannot support a restoration
- Crowding of teeth
What to Expect
Much like the name suggests, tooth extractions are the removal of teeth. Our skilled dentists will only suggest removal if your teeth cannot be repaired with traditional dental restorations, such as dental fillings, dental inlays or onlays, or dental crowns. The most common reasons for tooth extractions are:
- Tooth decay
If it is determined that a tooth must be removed, our dentists will carefully extract the problem tooth and take every precaution to help your experience be as comfortable as possible. During a personalized consultation before the procedure is scheduled, we will also discuss replacement options with you, which will help you choose the correct treatment to restore the function, health and beauty of your smile. After your tooth is extracted, our dentists and team will provide you with a list of instructions on how to keep your mouth healthy as you heal.
If you have any questions, we invite you to contact our dental office today and schedule an appointment with our dentists. We are committed to providing you with the best possible experience, and we work hard to ensure you get the care you need. Learn more about tooth extractions from our skilled team today!