Tooth extraction, a dental procedure aimed at removing a tooth, is a step that we undertake with careful consideration, and only when other alternatives fail to restore oral health and function. At Schneider Family Dentistry, we prioritize preserving your natural teeth whenever feasible. However, there are specific situations in which tooth extraction becomes the most viable option to ensure the overall health of your smile. These situations include:
- The presence of a severe infection that has extensively damaged the tooth and its supporting bone structure. In such cases, preserving the tooth may not be feasible, and extraction becomes essential to prevent the spread of infection.
- Advanced decay that has damaged a tooth beyond repair, making any restoration efforts futile. In such instances, tooth extraction is performed to eliminate the source of infection and discomfort, with the potential for replacing the extracted tooth with an appropriate prosthetic.
- Overcrowding resulting from an excess of teeth in the mouth. This crowding can lead to misalignment issues and negatively impact oral function and aesthetics.
Our experienced dentists and team will perform your tooth extraction with great care and precision, prioritizing your comfort during your procedure and providing comprehensive post-op instructions on how to manage your oral health as your mouth heals. After you have recovered, we will discuss your options for replacing the missing tooth or teeth with you to help you regain your smile and quality of life.
If you require tooth extraction in Gaithersburg, Maryland, or have any questions about this procedure, we encourage you to call or text our office at 240-654-3555 and speak with our team. We will be happy to provide you with more information and help you schedule an appointment with Dr. Adam Schneider, Dr. Katie Staub or Dr. Ekpa Eyoma.