Sometimes, Reaching Better Oral Health Means Losing a Tooth
Our caring team at Flagstaff Laser Dentistry understands many patients prefer not to lose a tooth. We do everything possible to save your teeth, unless it means putting your oral health and smile at risk. At times, tooth extractions are necessary to prevent a more serious dental or general health problem from developing. For instance, many teens and adults require wisdom tooth removal to avoid other oral concerns. You and your family can rest assured knowing that Dr. Robert Janisse uses advanced techniques and a gentle touch to make your extraction visit as comfortable as possible.
When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?
Tooth extraction may be best in a number of situations. This is especially true if the tooth is interfering with your comfort and quality of life. Pain, pressure and swelling often result from problematic teeth. Our gentle tooth extractions relieve these and other symptoms, restoring health and harmony to your smile. We have created a relaxed, comfortable environment in which your family can receive extraction care. Dr. Janisse also offers sedation as an added benefit, if you are nervous or anxious about treatment.
Common reasons for tooth extractions:
- Extensive decay
- Irreparable damage
- Cracked or fractured roots
- Advanced gum disease
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Malpositioned teeth
- Retained baby teeth
Bone Grafting Helps Ensure Dental Implant Success After Extractions
Dental Implants are a favored option for tooth replacement after extraction. But this ideal solution does require adequate bone to work. For this reason, Dr. Janisse often performs a special bone grafting procedure at the time of extraction. The process, known as socket preservation, fortifies a future implant site by adding bone tissue right into the sockets left by tooth roots. The bone integrates with surrounding tissue, forming a solid foundation for your future implant. We can discuss your need for a bone graft at your personalized appointment.