What is tooth extraction?
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While we strive to help you keep your teeth in good health, certain conditions and situations may make tooth extraction the best possible option for improving your oral health. Whatever the reason for your tooth extraction, you can rest assured that our dentist and team will help you feel as comfortable as possible throughout your time at our office.
Do I need tooth extraction?
Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann may recommend removing a tooth if no other treatment will effectively restore the health of your smile. Tooth extraction may be needed if:
• Severe infection has destroyed a large portion of the tooth and bone structure
• A tooth is so badly decayed or otherwise damaged that an effective restoration is impossible
• A primary tooth (baby tooth) is not falling out as normal and is blocking the way for an erupting permanent tooth
• There are too many teeth to comfortably fit in the mouth, resulting in crowding
Following your tooth extraction in Virginia Beach, Virginia, we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your smile as it heals. We are also happy to consult with you about tooth replacement options. If you have any questions about tooth extraction, we welcome you to contact us today.