Tooth extractions

There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, and the tooth must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. At other times, a tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth at risk of decay, so the dentist at Georgian Dental® may recommend removal and replacement with a
bridge or implant. Infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with a wisdom tooth can also require
removal of a tooth.

More About Tooth Extractions

When it is determined that a tooth needs to be removed, the dentists at Georgian Dental may extract the
tooth during a regular checkup or may request another visit for this procedure. The root of each tooth is encased within your jawbone in a “tooth socket”, and your tooth is held in that socket by a ligament. In order to extract a tooth, your dentist must expand the socket and separate the tooth from the ligament holding it in place. While this procedure is typically very quick, it is important to share with your doctor any concerns or preferences for sedation. There are several options for the degree of sedation you require and the dentist at Georgian Dental® can help you determine the best level of sedation that suits you. Once a tooth has been removed, neighboring teeth will shift, causing problems with chewing or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, we always recommend that you replace the extracted tooth.

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