Drs. Morgan or Morio may determine that you need a tooth extraction a few different reasons. We work hard to save a natural tooth, but some teeth are extracted because they are too severely decayed to repair or may have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may require removal to prepare for orthodontic treatment or because they are poorly positioned in the mouth. Because the removal of a single tooth can lead to oral health issues that impact your overall dental health, your oral surgeon will discuss replacement options for the extracted tooth. Sometimes, a tooth can be replaced at the same time as an extraction. This saves time, money, and the trouble of going through more procedures later. During your consultation at Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Specialists of Iowa, you and your oral surgeon will discuss the options available to you.
Why do I need to lose this tooth?
Dental extractions treat many different oral health conditions. Sometimes, to preserve the health of teeth that are next to an affected tooth, the best course of action is to extract the tooth. Additional reasons for a tooth extraction may include
- Dental crowding
- Severe infection/decay
- Periodontal disease (gum disease)
- Injury to the teeth or to the oral cavity
- Failure of tooth restoration treatments, such as a root canal
When you meet with your oral surgeon at your consultation appointment, you will receive a complete oral evaluation to determine if an extraction is required. Experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons like the doctors at Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Specialists of Iowa are experts at determining if a tooth can be saved or if it needs to be extracted. The details of your treatment plan and your anesthesia options will also be discussed at this appointment. Local anesthesia is generally used for tooth extractions, so you will be awake but will not feel any pain during the treatment. If you have questions or concerns about your extraction, these will be addressed as well. If you are recommended for an extraction, your tooth/teeth will be removed at our comfortable and welcoming Hiawatha, IA, practice.
Some teeth require sectioning to remove them more easily. This is a very common procedure that is done when a tooth is firmly anchored in its socket, or the root is curved, and the socket can’t expand enough for the oral surgeon to remove it. In these cases, the oral surgeon will cut the tooth into sections for easier removal. For multiple extractions or complicated extractions such as this, your oral surgeon may recommend IV sedation for your procedure.
Tooth Extraction in Hiawatha, IA
You are in good hands with the experienced surgeons at Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Specialists of Iowa. We treat problematic and failing teeth as well as specialize in advanced dental restoration solutions such as dental implants and Teeth-in-an-Hour. If you are interested in tooth replacement options after an extraction to restore your smile, please contact our Hiawatha, IA, practice for more information or to schedule your consultation.