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Oral surgery and Extractions

Dental extractions are necessary for multiple reasons – decayed and broken teeth that are not restorable, pain or infections, gum disease, or preparation for orthodontic treatment. Whatever the cause, rest assured that we will carefully explore and inform you of any other options before making the decision to remove a tooth.

At Only Smiles, our doctor is trained to handle most dental extractions including surgical extractions which require removing bone. In the event that an extraction is too complicated because your tooth may be too close to a major facial nerve, sinus, or has unusual anatomy, we will alleviate whatever discomfort we can and refer you to the appropriate specialist.

Whatever the reason for requiring an extraction, it is important to restore these spaces to prevent more dental complications in the future. Leaving spaces in your mouth will cause other teeth to shift which can then lead to gum disease, cavities and loss of other teeth. Except in the event of extracting wisdom teeth (third molars), all spaces should be restored with implants, bridges, or removable partial dentures.