Extractions may be required for any number of reasons. Severe decay, advanced periodontal disease, poor positioning, preparation for another procedure, and extensive breakage are each commonly cited reasons. Despite a common belief to the contrary, however, the procedure is painless, thanks to Dr. Morrison’s very gentle anesthetic injections. You will merely feel painless pressure as the tooth is properly loosened and extracted.
Upon extraction, replacement will be discussed so as to avoid problems related to chewing ability, the jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which otherwise can have an important impact on your dental health. Lastly, it is important to follow the proper homecare instructions, which will be shared during your extraction appointment and are also found online under your resources.