Tooth Extraction

How Tooth Extraction Leads to Smile Restoration

When you spend most of your dental efforts on preserving your smile, extracting a tooth can seem counterintuitive to that goal. That’s especially true given the many advanced restorative dentistry options available for helping teeth recover from most cases of tooth damage and infection. However, the point of any dental treatment is to optimize your oral health as a whole, and sometimes, that requires extracting a tooth that can’t be saved with more conservative treatment.

When to Consider Tooth Extraction

There are many different dental health conditions that can become severe enough to call for tooth extraction. For instance, wisdom teeth (or third molars) that become impacted are among the most commonly extracted teeth. However, the procedure is also necessary in cases of extreme tooth decay or damage that compromises the majority of your healthy tooth structure. For example, common conditions that are often best resolved with tooth extraction include:

  • A primary tooth that hasn’t fallen out naturally
  • A tooth that is severely misaligned
  • A tooth with a fractured or broken root
  • A tooth without enough healthy crown structure to restore
  • A tooth that experiences failed root canal treatment
  • And more

Restore Your Smile by Replacing a Compromised Tooth

Tooth extraction can seem like a big deal, but with professional care and a comprehensive plan for restoring your smile, it could be the best thing for your long-term oral health. To schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585. Our office is located on the south west corner of 75th and State Line at the Crossroads of Prairie Village, Waldo, Brookside, Mission Hills , Leawood and Overland Park, just minutes from I-435 and State Line as well as I-35 and 75th Street.