Sometimes misfortune strikes, and you’re faced with the decision of having to lose a tooth. This is especially common if you suffer from gum disease. During your visit to our Chattanooga, TN office, we evaluate the supporting structures around your teeth. If we find any that are loose or severely compromised due to a periodontal infection, we can perform comfortable tooth extractions without having to send you elsewhere.
Our goal is to always try to save a tooth before extraction, but in some cases, extraction is necessary to preserve the integrity and health of surrounding teeth and supporting structures. If this is the case our board-certified periodontists can gently extract the tooth, with your safety and comfort in mind, and restore health to the mouth. Tooth extractions are actually not that painful, but we can offer sedation options if necessary. After the procedure, you have the option of replacing it immediately with a dental implant or preserving the area if you are considering one down the line.
Modern dentistry provides numerous procedures to keep your teeth healthy and to preserve the natural smile as much as possible. But there are situations in which a tooth is too unhealthy to keep in the smile. Severe tooth decay, an infection that does not respond to endodontic treatment, or a lack of bone and gum support due to periodontal disease can each make it impossible to preserve the natural tooth. In these circumstances or any combination thereof, extracting that tooth may be necessary to keep the rest of the smile healthy. The extraction may also be implemented as part of the dental implant placement procedure.
We Want To Set Up Your Oral Health For Success After a Tooth Extraction
One of the most common and most recommended tooth replacement options for extracted teeth is a dental implant. You can get yours right here in our Chattanooga, TN periodontal office. A dental implant is a post that is surgically inserted under the gum, within the bone. It takes the place of your natural root. A crown (tooth) is attached to it. In some cases, we can perform a tooth extraction and replace it with a dental implant on the same day. Implants can also be used to support longer, multi-tooth restorations. Schedule a consultation to learn more.
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