No one wants to have a tooth extracted if there is an alternative. However, when an extraction is inevitable, have it performed in a calm, relaxed atmosphere. At Southern Dental Group of Bald Knob, we work with our patients and provide them with the best in oral care. We are committed to helping patients get and maintain optimum oral health. Though we are committed to preventive dentistry and the preservation of natural teeth, when a tooth needs to be removed, we gently remove it.
There are many things that lead to the loss of a tooth. Poor oral hygiene is not always to blame. Additional factors include genetics, personal habits, medications, and trauma to the mouth.
In most cases, extractions are simple procedures. This is especially true in the case of anterior teeth which have only one root. Molars may be a little more involved. There are also other circumstances that can complicate tooth removal. For example, a badly decayed tooth may break off at the gum line during extraction or the roots of the tooth may be deeply embedded in the bone.
Even under the most difficult situations, we provide for our patients’ comfort. If the dentist has some indication that your extraction will be more difficult than usual, you will be informed. In most situations where this occurs, there is no indication ahead of time that the procedure will be complicated. Rest assured that if such a situation should arise, your comfort remains our priority.