Severely crowded teeth may require extraction.
- One or more teeth are severely crowding the other teeth in the arch, creating pain and misalignment.
- A tooth has a severe infection that cannot be eliminated with a root canal.
- A baby tooth has failed to fall out and make room for permanent teeth.
- A tooth has severe structural damage due to trauma.
- The gums surrounding a tooth have become so severely receded and infected due to periodontal diseasethat they can no longer support it.
- The surrounding jaw bone has become too receded or damaged to support the tooth.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Dr. Hine understands that many patients have difficulty relaxing in the dentist’s chair due to anxiety, conditions such as arthritis, and other factors. To accommodate these patients, we offer sedation dentistry that can induce deep relaxation and increased comfort. During the planning phase of your treatment, we encourage patients to be frank about their needs so that we can take steps to maintain comfort.
You can depend on Dr. Hine to maintain your comfort throughout the procedure and help you start a new phase of excellent oral health.
Recovery from Extraction
If you have experienced some bone recession at the extraction site, Dr. Hine can perform a bone grafting procedure. This involves placing donor tissue to restore the jaw, setting the stage for replacing the tooth. You have several restorative options. In most cases, the best solution is dental implants, which are titanium posts that replace tooth roots and support crowns, bridges, and dentures.