At Heim & Carroll, our team works to preserve the health and structure of your smile, no matter what issues you may face. In some cases, the best way to do this may be to remove a severely damaged or compromised tooth that could cause even more severe issues down the road. Not only will this help keep you from losing additional teeth, but we also offer several restorative solutions to ensure that your smile continues to be fully functional and complete.
Whenever possible, our team will always try to save your natural tooth structure, even if that means treating a tooth and fortifying it with a dental crown or filling. In cases where the damage is too extensive to do this, we may turn to tooth extraction to make sure that the infection or damage doesn’t result in worsening oral health problems. Here are some of the situations in which we may suggest removing a tooth:
Not all tooth extractions are the same, but for teeth that are already erupted and visible above the gumline, they can easily be removed using just a couple of gadgets. Our elevator will gently lift the tooth from its socket, allowing us to then go in with a pair of forceps to carefully wiggle the tooth free and remove it from the mouth. Surgical removals are a bit more complicated and can vary depending on your situation.
At Heim & Carroll, we offer several different ways to restore your smile so you don’t have to have a gap in your mouth after you get a tooth or several teeth extracted. Depending on your situation, you could benefit from our custom-crafted dental bridges or full or partial dentures. We also offer a more permanent solution to tooth replacement, called dental implants.
We’ll provide you with some helpful tips and tricks on how to make a fast recovery after your procedure. Typically, we recommend following these aftercare steps:
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our office!