Tooth extraction means to have a tooth “pulled”. There are many reasons why Dr. Pape or Isle Smile dentists may recommend tooth extraction in Key West, Florida. If you have a crowded mouth, there may not be room for new teeth to come in properly. These teeth may become impacted or trapped between the gums and the jawbone. Our dentists will even extract wisdom teeth, which often become impacted. Wisdom teeth extractions are often surgical. Our dentists may also extract a tooth if the infection is too extensive to be treated by root canal therapy. For patients who have compromised immune systems, even the risk of infection is reason enough to pull a tooth. Gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis) is an infection that attacks the gums and tissues that surround and support the teeth. Our dentists may recommend extraction if gum disease has caused one or more of your permanent teeth to loosen. Bone can be placed in the hole to preserve jaw structure.
After extraction, our dentists will send you home to recover. It is important to discuss and follow discharge instructions.
To learn more and to schedule an appointment, contact Isle Smile today.