Dental extraction refers to the removal of teeth. Teeth need to be extracted for various reasons such as extensive decay, fracture, or impaction. We strongly recommend getting wisdom teeth removed at a younger age to prevent future infection and crowding. Dr. Rhodes is very proficient in dental extractions. From simple to surgical extractions, he strives to make the procedure as quick and painless as possible. After the operation, it is very important to follow our post-operation instructions to ensure your recovery is as quick and easy as possible.
2. Extraction Site Preservation
It’s important to consider what you’d like to do with the empty space created by an extraction. Wisdom teeth are located in the back of the mouth, so their absence generally won’t create any issues. For extractions on non wisdom teeth, a bone graft can often be necessary to maximize the best outcome for the patient. While this sounds pretty scary at first, the truth is that bone grafting in the oral cavity today is a routine, predictable and painless procedure and allows the best chance for the bone to heal back so a replacement tooth will have something to attach to.
While you can trust that we’ll bring this up, you’re always welcome to open the conversation and we’ll be happy to help you come up with a plan.