Stay Informed: Tooth Extraction

Why Would I Need My Tooth Extracted?

  • A damaged tooth from either trauma or decay
  • Overcrowding
    • Sometimes dentists pull teeth to prepare the mouth for orthodontia. The goal of orthodontia is to properly align the teeth, which may not be possible if your teeth are too big for your
  • Infection
    • If tooth decay or damage extends to the pulp — the center of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels — bacteria in the mouth can enter the pulp, leading to infection.
  • Risk of Infection
    • If your immune system is compromised (for example, if you are receiving chemotherapy or are having an organ transplant), even the risk of infection in a particular tooth may be reason enough to pull the tooth.

Dr. Brent Engelberg performs tooth extractions in their Arlington Heights, IL dentist office. A tooth extraction is often the treatment of last resort but may be recommended to prevent future dental complications.

A tooth extraction is typically a quick procedure performed with a local anesthetic, but Dr. Engelberg offers sedation dentistry options for patients with dental anxiety. After your tooth extraction, your dentist will discuss tooth replacement options to restore your dental health and prevent the development of additional dental problems. Prompt tooth replacement is important to avoid the development of more complex dental problems: periodontal disease, shifting teeth, changes in the bite and shrinkage of bone in the jaw.

Drs. Engelberg offers comprehensive services for replacing your extracted tooth (or teeth) and will recommend the appropriate option for your unique dental health and cosmetic concerns:

Schedule An Appointment

If you are experiencing tooth pain, contact our Arlington Heights, IL dentist office today to learn more about how we can help. To make an appointment at AH Smiles, call 847.230.9703 or schedule an appointment online.