Extraction

Gentle Tooth Removal When Necessary 

Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the last set of permanent molars to emerge. These teeth are also the most likely to require extraction, due to any of several complications. However, other teeth may also require extraction if they cannot be saved by root canal therapy or other treatment. Some of the most common reasons to have teeth extracted include: 

  • Impacted tooth – tooth is trapped beneath bone or gums and not emerging properly
  • Periodontal disease If periodontal disease has progressed too far, treatment may no longer be possible.
  • Decay or infection – when a tooth is affected by extreme decay or infection that cannot be corrected with filling or root canal treatment, it may require extraction 

Dr. Carl Larson may recommend the extraction of one or more of your teeth if any of these issues apply to you. During your consultation, we may also recommend sedation dentistry to make your experience more comfortable.

Post-Extraction Care 

After tooth extractions, our staff will provide you with personalized instructions to make your recovery as quick and comfortable as possible. We will prescribe medication if needed, and schedule any needed follow-up appointments.

If you’d like to find out more about our extraction procedures or have any questions, please contact our office.