Tooth ExtractionAn Overview
Tooth extractions are sometimes a necessary procedure that can help patients restore their oral health. Most dentists will try to preserve a tooth with other procedures such as a root canal or dental filling before they resort to pulling it out. We may recommend a tooth extraction to address severe tooth decay or extreme damage.
Sometimes pulling teeth is used to address overcrowding or to address impacted wisdom teeth. For example, the primary teeth and molars may not have enough room to fully develop when the jaw is too small. If left as is, teeth may shift causing a crooked smile.
Tooth extractions are only used as part of a comprehensive orthodontic treatment plan. For some patients, braces will only be fully effective if a tooth is extracted to make room to shift the teeth into proper alignment. A tooth extraction is a relatively painless procedure with the use of a local anesthetic.
Dr. Izadi provides personalized orthodontic consultations addressing the functional musculoskeletal concerns that cause orthodontic developmental issues. Our orthodontic team works with children and adult patients to provide orthodontic care and education for the support and maintenance of lasting results.