We believe in saving your natural teeth whenever possible. However, when a tooth must be removed, we use advanced equipment to gently extract a damaged tooth without fracturing the underlying bone and tooth socket. This approach provides you with the most options for tooth replacement.
Preservation of the bone protects the jaw size and shape, preserves facial architecture and allows for tooth replacement in a more cosmetic fashion. It allows for more predictable and less costly placement of dental implants.
When teeth are removed in the old fashioned, faster way, bone is indiscriminately removed with the tooth. This forces us to have to rebuild the bone prior to placement of dental implants, thus increasing the expense and time involved in the dental implant process.
Dr. Pumphrey takes a modern approach to tooth extraction by preserving as much jawbone as possible. Having more jawbone remaining means that you will have more options for replacing your missing tooth, or teeth. Placing dental implants is much easier and more reliable when dense areas of jawbone are available to anchor the titanium post that supports the restoration, such as a crown, bridge or denture.
Some common reasons for needing a tooth extraction include infection and tooth loosening. Periodontal disease, which is classified as infection of the tissues and bone surrounding the teeth, may loosen adult teeth. Teeth extractions are vital in cases of infection because removing the teeth prevents the infection from spreading and damaging or loosening additional teeth.
Call our office or visit our request an appointment page if you need an appointment or would like to find out more about this procedure.