Causes for Tooth Extraction
Restoring your smile can call for different treatments at different times, but one of the main goals is always to protect and preserve your healthy, natural smile. Usually, that means repairing damaged or infected tooth structure. However, in severe cases, a tooth may be so damaged that not enough sturdy structure remains to fix it. Or, tooth decay may become so invasive that even root canal therapy isn’t enough to save the tooth. Along with severe damage and tooth infection, other common reasons for tooth extraction may include wisdom tooth impaction, significant tooth misalignment, and more.
Simple and Surgical Tooth Extraction
In many cases, extracting a tooth is a simple and minimally invasive procedure. After administering local anesthesia to numb the area (and sedation, if necessary), Dr. Bailey will carefully grasp the tooth, then gently loosen and remove the tooth. More complex situations, such as when a wisdom tooth is impacted within your jawbone, may require minor oral surgery to safely remove the tooth and its root. Before performing surgical tooth extraction, Dr. Bailey will perform a thorough examination using advanced digital technology, including 3D imaging, to measure the exact position of the tooth.
Find Out if Your Tooth Needs Extraction
Sometimes, extracting a tooth so that Dr. Bailey can replace it is the best way to preserve the rest of your smile. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bailey by calling Bailey Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.