Tooth Extractions An Overview
A tooth extraction may be needed for various reasons. As an experienced dentist, Dr. Andrews aims to preserve the health, function, and integrity of the natural teeth whenever possible; however, there are internal and external factors that may result in needing a tooth extraction. A tooth extraction is only deemed necessary when it is in the best interest of the patients’ oral health and wellness.
A tooth extraction may be needed when:
- The tooth is severely damaged
- The tooth has advanced dental decay
- The wisdom teeth are impacted
- The tooth has undergone intense or repeated trauma
- The teeth are overcrowded
A simple tooth extraction is considered a minor surgery, although it is completed in a relatively short visit. The length of the tooth extraction procedure will depend on the extent of damage to the tooth, the location of the tooth, and the overall health of the patient. We offer dental sedation options for anxious patients or those with a more complex procedure.
Dr. Mealanie Andrews performs most tooth extractions in our Destrehan dentist office. We offer a full range of dental sedation options to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed throughout their visit. If tooth replacement is necessary, we offer a variety of tooth replacement solutions to restore your smile.