A tooth may need to be extracted for any number of reasons. The most common reason teeth are extracted is because they are severely decayed or have broken and cannot be restored. There are additional reasons for an extraction such as an infected or abscessed tooth, a tooth with severe gum disease, for orthodontic treatment, teeth which cannot be restored, supernumerary or malformed teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, or an over retained baby tooth.
Once your tooth has been extracted, the healing process begins. Healing time varies depending on the difficulty of the extraction. Dr. Scianni will let you know what to expect and will provide instructions for comfortable, efficient healing process.
After a tooth has been extracted, adjacent teeth may shift and cause problems with chewing, smiling, speaking or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, Dr. Scianni may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth.