Preserving Your Smile with an Extraction

Our practice strives to help you preserve your natural teeth and keep your smile whole, which is why we offer an array of treatment options, including lifelike fillings and custom-made dental crowns. But what happens when an oral health issue arises that cannot be treated with a restoration? To protect your smile, we may actually need to remove the tooth!

Reasons to Extract a Tooth

The reasons to extract a tooth can vary. For example, we may remove a tooth that is so severely decayed or infected that failure to do so could allow infection to spread. We could remove severely damaged teeth, or address teeth loosened by gum disease. Extraction could prevent wisdom tooth impaction, and could also make room to correct the rest of your smile in an orthodontic procedure.

The Removal Process

First, we will discuss the procedure in detail with you and then administer a numbing agent to ensure you feel comfortable. We could also employ dental sedation to help you enter a more relaxed state. The tooth is then gently loosened and taken out with forceps, with the entire procedure usually taking as little as 30 minutes!

Schedule An Appointment for Tooth Extraction

Sometimes removing a tooth helps protect the overall health and stability of your smile. To schedule your next restorative appointment, call Cedar Dental in Cedar Rapids, IA today at (319) 364-7108.