If you experience an oral health issue, our Breese dental team can provide individualized care to restore and preserve your natural teeth. But sometimes the best option for your comfort and well-being is to have a damaged or diseased tooth removed.
What Are Teeth Extractions?
A tooth extraction is a relatively routine dental procedure. We’ll start with X-rays to visualize your tooth roots and surrounding jaw bone, as well as a thorough medical history assessment.
We’ll use local anesthesia and sometimes another general sedative to keep you calm and comfortable during the extraction. Extractions are done with specialized tools and techniques to safely remove the tooth while protecting the surrounding tissue.
Our Breese dental team works with you every step of the way to make sure your questions are answered and that you know how to care for yourself after the procedure.
Reasons to Get a Tooth Extraction
Our dental team’s priority is to save your natural teeth. When this isn’t possible, we may advise a tooth extraction. This usually happens due to situations like:
- Extensive tooth disease or trauma, e.g. a severe abscess or cracked tooth
- Orthodontic management, such as when there are too many teeth crowding in your dental arch that it causes jaw pain
- An abnormal baby tooth that doesn’t fall out appropriately (if not removed, it can inhibit the permanent tooth from erupting)
Concerned about a problematic tooth? Contact the Breese Dental Group at (618) 526-4233 to schedule a dental exam in Breese, IL.