At Family Dental Care, our dentists and dental team work hard to help you keep your smile healthy for life. In some cases, however, it is necessary to extract (remove) a tooth in order to maintain your oral health. Drs. Brenda, Gary, and Andy Walden may recommend tooth extraction in Bowling Green, Kentucky, if:
• A tooth is so severely decayed or damaged that an effective restoration is impossible
• There are too many teeth to properly fit in your mouth, resulting in severe overcrowding (the extraction may be needed in preparation for orthodontic treatment)
• Infection has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting jawbone
A primary (baby) tooth may also need to be removed if it is not coming out as usual and is blocking the way for an erupting permanent tooth. No matter the reason for the extraction, our gentle dental team will make certain that your treatment is as comfortable and painless as possible. Following the tooth removal, we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to take care of your smile as it heals. We are also happy to consult with you on tooth replacement options, including dental implants and dentures. For more information, we invite you to call or visit our office today. We are committed to improving your dental health!