Tooth Extraction

Why Tooth Extraction May Be Needed

Tooth extraction is a common practice, though it isn’t usually the go-to choice for restoring your smile. On the contrary, tooth extraction is usually suggested only when other restorative dental treatments are not able to save the tooth. From simple tooth extraction to surgical extraction (such as impacted wisdom teeth), Dr. Browne can remove your troublesome tooth and the threat that it may pose to the rest of your oral health.

Common Reasons for Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are the most frequently removed teeth because they can often become impacted, pushing against and damaging nearby molars. However, impaction is only one reason for needing tooth extraction; others may include;

  • A primary tooth that hasn’t fallen out naturally to make room for the permanent one.
  • Teeth that could interrupt effective orthodontic treatment
  • Teeth that become severely infected and cannot be saved with root canal therapy
  • Teeth with cracked or broken roots
  • Severely damaged teeth that cannot be restored with a dental crown
  • And more

After tooth extraction, the most appropriate next step may be to replace it (except for impacted wisdom teeth). Depending on your dental health and needs, Dr. Browne can recommend a dental bridge or a dental crown secured to a dental implant to replace the extracted tooth.

Do You Need Tooth Extraction?

Find out if tooth extraction can allow Dr. Browne to more effectively restore your smile. To schedule an appointment, call Dr. Browne’s dental office in Prairie Village, KS, today at (913) 901-8585. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Leawood, Mission Hills, Lenxa, Kansas City, Olathe, and all surrounding communities.