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Tooth extraction

If a tooth is badly decayed and unable to be saved, it may need to be extracted in order to protect the health of your remaining teeth.

Why should I get a tooth pulled?

Tooth decay, dental crowding, injuries, and other oral health problems can all lead to a tooth failing. Sometimes fillings, root canals, and other procedures can restore the health of a natural tooth, but in more severe cases, extraction is the only option. When a tooth cannot be saved, sometimes it becomes necessary to remove the tooth to preserve the health of the rest of the mouth. Some of the most common reasons a tooth requires extraction are

  • Dental crowding
  • Extreme tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Fractures or other injuries
  • To make room for implants or dentures

At Columbia Basin Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Drs. Cooper, Teeples, Toponce, Reddinger, and Black are highly qualified to extract teeth efficiently, minimizing swelling and recovery times. If you require a tooth extraction, your surgeon will perform a thorough mouth examination to plan the best method for extraction. During this consultation, you and your surgeon will also determine what form of anesthesia is best for you. Oral surgeons are extensively trained in the proper administration of many different forms of anesthesia, and our surgeons have years of experience performing extractions.

Our surgeons perform dental extractions in our surgical-style operating suite in Kennewick, WA. If your dentist recommends that you have a tooth extracted, we will see you as soon as possible to perform a full examination and form a treatment plan.

Restoration after tooth extraction

Our surgical team will provide you with all of your restoration options for your missing tooth during your initial consultation. Missing teeth can lead to jaw bone deterioration, shifting of healthy teeth, and a host of other dental problems. That is why restoring your missing tooth with the proper replacement option is critical to overall oral health. If you elect to restore your missing tooth with a dental implant, the implant can often be placed during the same procedure that the tooth is removed.

To learn more about your extraction and restoration options, please contact our office to schedule your initial consultation. We will provide you with all of the information needed to select the restoration option that is right for your mouth and smile.