Tooth extraction, a dental procedure where a tooth is removed, is a measure Dr. Shelly Mixson takes only when it becomes necessary to restore your oral health and functionality. Our primary goal is always to preserve your natural teeth, but there are specific situations where tooth extraction becomes the most viable solution to ensure your overall wellbeing.
Several conditions may lead to the need for tooth extraction, including:
- Severe Infection: When an infection has extensively damaged both the tooth and the surrounding bone, extraction may be the only way to prevent further health issues.
- Serious Decay: In cases where tooth decay has reached a point where it cannot be effectively repaired with restorative treatments, removal is the best option to maintain your oral health.
- Crowding: Sometimes, overcrowded mouths can lead to misalignment and discomfort. In such instances, extracting a tooth may be necessary to create space for proper alignment and comfort.
Our skilled dentist and team approach tooth extraction with precision and care to ensure your experience is as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Our goal is to provide you with care that is both gentle and effective in meeting your needs. We also provide comprehensive post-treatment instructions to guide you in taking care of your smile during the healing process. Following your extraction, we will discuss your options for replacing the missing tooth or teeth to fully restore your smile, oral health and oral function.
For more information about tooth extraction in Atlanta, Georgia, or to schedule a personalized consultation at Gentle Smiles Dental, please contact our team at 770-455-6602. We are dedicated to enhancing your smile and overall dental health. Your wellbeing is our top priority, and we look forward to assisting you.