At Meadowdale Dental Clinic in Lynnwood, Washington, Dr. Lois Lee offers tooth extractions to help our patients recover from smile issues. If you have a tooth that has been damaged due to decay, or if you have a broken tooth, there are times we may attempt to save the tooth with a filling or crown restoration.
In the case of a tooth which has suffered extensive damage, however, we may extract the tooth. In essence, this means the tooth will be pulled from the socket in the bone that holds the tooth.
Do you have a tooth which requires extraction?
–If you have an extra tooth that blocks a tooth from emerging, it may require extraction.
–If you are going to wear braces, extraction may help to make room for the teeth that need to move.
–If you have wisdom teeth (or third molars) which are infected, impacted, decayed, or in any way are causing you pain, these may need extraction.
–Other cases that might necessitate tooth removal include patients needing radiation to the head and neck areas, patients using cancer drugs that result in infected teeth due to a weakened immune system.
If a tooth requires a simple extraction, our dentist simply loosens the tooth with an instrument and then removes the tooth. If your tooth requires a surgical extraction, our dentist makes a small incision in the gum to remove the tooth. In both cases, we make sure you are as comfortable as possible during the extraction.
If you have any questions or concerns about a tooth which may need an extraction, we invite you to call our office and speak to a member of our caring staff. We are here for all of your oral health needs. Just call (425) 361-0842 today.