Most people in Pocatello know about wisdom teeth, and understand why they sometimes need to be extracted. Unfortunately, sometimes extraction is necessary for other teeth in the mouth. Having a qualified Oral Surgeon perform an extraction is very important.
Before the discovery of antibiotics, tooth extraction was a common method for treating many different physical ailments. Today, extraction is used to remove broken, infected or decayed teeth. Other common reasons for extraction include preparation for orthodontic procedures and cosmetic reasons.
Tooth extraction falls into two general categories:
When a tooth has been extracted, there are a variety of great options to help maintain good oral hygiene, and also have a greatly improved smile. One procedure that oral surgeons can do is a dental implant. Dental implants function very similar to a normal healthy tooth, and they have many benefits.
If many teeth have been extracted, it may be necessary to do a full or partial denture. A denture is known as a dental prosthetic, and pre-prosthetic surgery is done to prepare the mouth to have a comfortable bite and healthy smile.
Tooth extraction is not the end of the world! Facial & Oral Surgery Associates can help you find a great option after you have had a tooth extraction to restore your beautiful smile.