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Tooth Extraction

When a tooth is badly decayed or damaged, it may need to be extracted to protect the health of your remaining teeth.

Tooth Extraction

About tooth extraction

Tooth extraction is a very common procedure and is usually performed to restore or preserve the health of the mouth. Most of the time, extraction is very straightforward. While wisdom teeth are usually removed as a preventative measure, other teeth may need to be removed due to decay, disease, or injury. A tooth may also be recommended for removal as a part of a larger oral surgery or orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Falk and Dr. Moody offer the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery treatments at their practice in Summerlin and Centennial Hills, NV. If you have been recommended for a general tooth extraction, your oral surgeon will carefully examine the health of your mouth, review and order diagnostic scans, answer any questions you may have, and create the right treatment plan for you. If the tooth in question requires replacement, your options for tooth replacement, such as dental implants and All-on-4®. Options for anesthesia will also be discussed.

Why do I need to have my tooth extracted?

For most patients, a tooth will be recommended for removal because it either cannot be saved or it is affecting the health of the other teeth in the mouth. If one of your teeth have been recommended for extraction, you may be referred to an oral surgeon for treatment. The most common reasons for tooth extraction include

  • Decay
  • Injury
  • Dental crowding
  • Infection
  • Impaction
  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Root canal failure

Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery prioritizes the care and comfort of their patients. Dr. Falk and Dr. Moody create customized treatment plans for every patient and make every effort to ensure their patients feel safe and welcome at their practice. Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery offers the full scope of oral surgery procedures, including general tooth extraction. If you or your child have been recommended for a tooth extraction, please contact us today.