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Tooth Extraction in Atlanta & Lawrenceville, Georgia

Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics is committed to helping you achieve optimal oral health. While we always strive to preserve your natural teeth, sometimes a tooth extraction is the best option to ensure the health and longevity of your smile. Whether you require a simple extraction or a more complex surgical procedure, our experienced team is here to provide you with the highest level of care and comfort.

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Why Might I Need a Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extractions are usually considered a last resort in dentistry, as preserving your natural teeth is always the ideal course of action. However, there are certain situations where extraction is necessary to prevent further damage and discomfort. Here are some of the most common reasons why tooth extraction may be recommended:

Deep Decay

When decay penetrates the surface of your tooth and reaches the pulp, a root canal may no longer be viable. In these cases, tooth extraction is necessary to prevent the spread of infection to surrounding teeth and tissues.

Extra Teeth

Sometimes, baby teeth do not shed, and extra teeth can cause adjacent teeth to shift and become misaligned. Extra teeth can be extracted to provide enough space for proper alignment.

Periodontal Disease

When gum disease gets worse, it can cause the bone and gums to shrink, making it hard to save the tooth. In severe cases, a tooth may need to be pulled out to stop further bone and tissue loss.

Prior to Braces

Traditional braces require adequate space to shift teeth into proper alignment. If there is not enough space, a tooth may need to be extracted to create room for the remaining teeth to shift.

Fractured Teeth

Teeth that are too damaged to be repaired with root canal therapy may need to be extracted to prevent further damage or infection.

How We Do Tooth Extraction Procedures

At Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics, we understand that tooth extractions can be intimidating. Our experienced team of oral health professionals is dedicated to making the process as straightforward and comfortable as possible.

Here’s an overview of what you can expect:

Simple Extractions

This type of extraction is performed on fully emerged teeth and involves applying a local anesthetic to numb the area. The tooth is then loosened with dental instruments and carefully removed with forceps.

Surgical Extractions

Teeth that are not fully emerged or are impacted require surgical extraction. After administering local anesthesia, the gum tissue is cut to access the tooth. In some cases, a portion of the adjacent bone tissue may need to be removed, and the tooth may need to be extracted in pieces.

What Are the Short-Term Benefits of Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction can be a lifesaver when you’re experiencing excruciating pain and discomfort due to a damaged or infected tooth. It’s a quick and effective way to get immediate relief from your symptoms. However, it’s crucial to keep in mind that the extracted tooth will need to be replaced with a prosthetic or implant to restore your smile’s functionality and appearance.
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Trust Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics for Your Tooth Extraction Needs

At Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics, our team of experienced oral health professionals is committed to providing compassionate and effective tooth extraction services. We understand that the prospect of extraction can be stressful, and we’re here to answer any questions and ensure your comfort throughout the process.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our comprehensive oral health services.

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