Our practice’s primary goal is helping you preserve your teeth, oral health, and oral function. We always look for the best option to help preserve your smile; however, in certain situations, the best choice for your teeth and your smile is to have a tooth removed. A tooth extraction is usually our last resort after your dentist and our team have exhausted all other efforts to save the tooth. When you visit one of our offices in Springfield, Decatur, Jacksonville, or Litchfield, IL, we can discuss your condition and determine if an extraction is necessary.
Why do teeth need to be extracted?
Typically, improper care of teeth is the cause of oral health issues. In minor cases, these problems can be treated with restorative procedures. When the condition is more severe, it’s possible an extraction will be required. In addition to improper care, other conditions that often result in the need for extraction include
- Dental crowding
- Extensive tooth decay
- Gum or tooth infections
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Loose teeth caused by jaw bone deterioration
- Root damage
When damage or infection occurs, it’s not only uncomfortable, but it can also lead to the development of more extensive issues. Having the tooth extraction will both alleviate pain and prevent any further risk to your overall health and quality of life.
What happens after my tooth is extracted?
The leading cause for concern for most extraction patients is what happens after the extraction. Our office understands the desire to maintain your smile and the worry of missing teeth. We offer a variety of options for tooth replacement, including dental implants, at all four of our office locations. Many times, dental implants can be placed in the same procedure as a tooth extraction.
Tooth Extraction at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois
If your tooth is damaged, infected, or showing other signs that it may require extraction, please contact one of our offices in Springfield, Decatur, Jacksonville, or Litchfield, IL. During your consultation, one of our oral surgeons will examine your condition and determine if removal is the right treatment.