When Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

Do you have severe, constant tooth pain? Are you suddenly feeling pain behind your molars? Then, you may need a tooth extraction. There are many reasons why patients need a dental extraction, from severe decay to wisdom teeth. We welcome you to explore tooth extraction treatment from your Buffalo Grove, IL dentist. We ensure patients are comfortable throughout the extraction process, whether they need one or multiple teeth extracted. Local anesthetic and dental sedation prevent pain from simple and complex dental extractions.

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Tooth Extraction Treatments from Your Dentist in Buffalo Grove

We will only recommend a dental extraction if teeth are creating pain, damage, or an infection that we cannot address with other treatment methods. Some of the most common reasons for dental extractions can include:

Infected Teeth

Patients with a tooth infection may need root canal treatment and dental fillings to preserve their natural teeth. However, patients may require extraction if they do not address an infection soon enough. Severe dental conditions will not stop at one tooth; infections can easily spread throughout the mouth, possibly leading to tooth loss over time.

After extracting a tooth, we will recommend a dental implant. Single dental implants are titanium posts, abutments, and a dental crown. Implants can also secure dental bridges and dentures, which restore rows or full arches of missing teeth.

Tooth Damage

Typically, we will recommend dental bonding treatment or even dental crowns for patients who have injured or damaged teeth. However, if a dental crown is insufficient for a severely damaged tooth, we may need to perform an extraction.

Once the extraction site heals, we will also recommend a dental implant. We will recommend dental extractions for severe tooth fractures, especially if a tooth is in multiple pieces.

Impacted Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to emerge. Typically, wisdom teeth appear when patients are in their late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth erupt behind the back molars. Sometimes, wisdom teeth can create problems for patients if they do not emerge properly, meaning they are impacted. We must remove impacted wisdom teeth to prevent damage to other natural teeth.

Other teeth can be impacted. We will also recommend an extraction if a tooth blocks another tooth in the mouth. During dental extractions, we make sure that patients are comfortable and will recommend dental sedation as some procedures require more time. Wisdom teeth are typically complex extractions, especially if we need to remove all four wisdom teeth that are not fully emerged.

If you need a wisdom tooth extraction, call (847) 230-9703. You can also request a dental appointment at AH Smiles online. Let us know if you have any questions about extractions or whether or not you need an extraction for a problem tooth.