The removal of teeth is avoided whenever possible but is sometimes necessary due to situations including non-restorable decay, advanced bone loss, tooth mobility, significant infections, and extensive cracks or fractures. Most extractions are done under local anesthesia but additional options are available for patients who have significant fear or anxiety about dental procedures.
When teeth are removed, bone levels often drop at the extraction site and movement of the surrounding teeth can occur leading to periodontal or functional issues. At your consult appointment, replacement options will be discussed including dental implants, permanent bridges, and removable partials or dentures.
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