Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. At Great White Dental, our goal is to protect your teeth and minimize your risk of extraction. However, when a tooth is too badly damaged to be restored an extraction may be the only option for restoring your oral health and smile.
Conditions which may lead to a tooth extraction include:
- Severe infection which has destroyed supporting tooth and bone structure
- Severe decay that has damaged a tooth beyond the point where it can be repaired
- Overcrowding which makes it impossible for the teeth to fit correctly in the mouth
- Impacted teeth (teeth which have become trapped and cannot erupt properly)
Our dentists will remove your tooth from your mouth as gently as possible. We take your health and comfort very seriously, and will do everything possible to make your experience as painless as possible. After removing your tooth, we will provide post-op instructions to help you recover without complications. Our dentists will then work one-on-one with you to design and place a custom restoration to restore your smile and oral function. Depending on your individual needs and how many teeth you had extracted, your replacement tooth may be a crown, bridge, implant or denture.
We welcome you to request an appointment or call 210-853-5600 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Alejandro Martinez or Dr. Sarah McMahan and learn more about tooth extractions in San Antonio, Texas. We are committed to your oral health and smile.