Have previous attempts to restore your tooth failed? Extractions might be the only way to protect your mouth. Some patients may need a tooth to be removed due to trauma, disease, or decay. If a tooth extraction has become necessary in your case, the Hixson Dental team will be there to walk you through the process, so you understand exactly what’s going on.

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Why Do People Need a Tooth Extracted?

Although dental professionals do everything they can to keep your teeth in the best shape, extractions might be necessary to maintain your dental health. Below is a list of common reasons patients will need to have a tooth removed.

Simple Extractions

A simple extraction doesn’t require any extensive dental work. We’ll simply use a special tool called an elevator to loosen the tooth and use forceps to remove it. During a simple extraction, we’ll only pull the tooth that’s visible from the mouth. The area will be numb during the procedure.

Surgical Extractions

If the tooth requires pulling from the bone, we’ll need to perform a surgical extraction. During this procedure, we’ll make a small incision in your gums to remove the surrounding bone (if needed) and your tooth. You will be under anesthesia for this service. Most patients need a surgical extraction if they have an oral disease that has spread to the surrounding bone.

Are You Interested in Learning More About Extractions in Marysville, WA?

Would you like more information about teeth extractions at Hixson Dental? We’re always happy to answer all your questions. Knowing exactly what to expect can ease your mind and make this procedure a bit easier to handle. Give us a call today!