A tooth can fail for several reasons. Decay, injury, health conditions, and failure of restorative treatments can cause the need for removal. Other instances, such as impaction or dental crowding, are also common reasons for extraction. When the benefits of removal outweigh the risks of leaving the tooth in place, extraction becomes the best option for your oral health. If you need to have a tooth removed, North Iowa Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center offers several tooth replacement options. If an extraction is a part of your treatment plan, tooth replacement options will be discussed.
Why do teeth need to be removed?
Preserving and improving your oral health is our top priority. While we will do what we can to save a natural tooth, they cannot always be saved. In some cases, extraction is the best way to improve oral health. If the mouth is too small to accommodate all the teeth, or if a tooth is impacted, extraction will improve the alignment and function of the bite.
A tooth may require removal for several reasons, including
- Mouth that is too small for all of the teeth, or the teeth are too close together (dental crowding)
- Unsuccessful restorative treatments, such as a root canal
- Injury that causes breakage
- Teeth that are unable to erupt from the gums properly (impaction)
- Advanced gum disease
- Severe infection or decay
- Teeth that are malformed
- Cosmetic, as part of overall treatment plan (such as dental implants)
The reason for extraction varies from patient to patient. Dental extractions are commonly performed in our office in Mason City, IA, by our experienced oral surgeons. We use techniques that are minimally invasive and offer several types of anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety. Your oral surgeon will discuss your extraction procedure and overall treatment plan during your consultation.
Tooth Extraction in Mason City, IA
North Iowa Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center also offers several replacement options after a tooth extraction. Our oral surgeons will meet with you to discuss how we can restore the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth. If you are in need of an extraction, call our office. We look forward to providing you with exceptional results.