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Tooth Extractions in Atlanta, GA

Our goals as dentists are to preserve and promote healthy teeth. Your teeth really are vital to your health. Unfortunately, sometimes, extractions become unavoidable.

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Reasons Why You May Need a Tooth Extraction

We invite you to schedule a Limited Exam and Single Xray to start the process of discussing extraction of a single tooth or a Full Mouth Exam and Xrays to discuss extraction of wisdom teeth. With this information, we can evaluate your extraction concerns and together discuss your treatment options.

Wisdom Teeth

These are the teeth in the very far back of our gums. Wisdom teeth develop and stay dormant below the gums for many years. As our wisdom teeth begin to reach maturity, they can have a negative impact on the teeth next to them for a number of reasons. If they are not ideally positioned to grow in, they can cause other teeth to shift to make room for growth. This is what we refer to as “overcrowding.” The shifting over time causes other teeth to become crooked because now they are being pushed out of place to make room for the wisdom teeth that aren’t growing in properly. It is during the process that they begin erupting that they can become painful. Another concern is gum irritation and decay. Because they are so far back in the mouth and, more often than not, they don’t grow in perfectly straight, they can become very hard to reach and clean. Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth extracted. However, you will want your dentist to keep a watch on these as they develop to avoid future dental problems.

Fractured / Broken Tooth

A tooth can fracture or actually break in such a way that leaves the tooth unsavable. The good news is that not all tooth fractures necessitate an extraction. A dentist will not know the health of the tooth until she/he has an x-ray to evaluate the tooth and make an extraction necessary.

Bone Loss & Extensive Decay

Can sometimes play a role, as well, in the need to extract a tooth. Bone loss can silently occur over time and gradually a tooth becomes mobile or loose.

Schedule Your Extraction Evaluation Here

Whether you’re a new or existing Intown patient, we’d be happy to meet with you soon to discuss your need for extractions. To get started, schedule a Limited Exam and Single X-ray appointment with Dr. Trent Collett now through our interactive calendar. If you have several areas that need to be evaluated, you have the option to schedule a Full Mouth Evaluation (No Cleaning) & X-rays appointment with Dr. Susan Estep through our interactive calendar.

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