Get Out Of Pain & Get Back to Smiling
A tooth extraction is a restorative dental procedure that removes a tooth from its socket in the bone. Island Coast Dentistry takes every precaution to ensure that our patients’ extraction process is as painless and pleasant as possible.
Why Would You Need a Tooth Extraction?
If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, Dr. Skupny will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes, however, there may be too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. This is the most common reason for removing a tooth.
Other Reasons for Extractions
The wisdom teeth, or third molars, are often extracted either before or after they come in, typically during the late teens or early 20’s. These teeth often get stuck in the jaw (impacted) and do not grow in properly. They also need to be removed if they are decayed or cause pain. Some wisdom teeth can become blocked by other teeth or may not have enough room to come in completely. This can irritate the gums, causing pain and swelling.
People getting braces may need teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place.
Contact our Naples dentist at Island Coast Dentistry to schedule an appointment so we can take care of you or your child’s problem tooth.