Although the removal of a tooth is a last resort, it is sometimes necessary in order to preserve the health of your mouth and remaining teeth. With modern dental techniques, tooth extraction can be a comfortable and effective restorative procedure. If necessary, such as for impacted wisdom teeth or other complex cases, Dr. Allen and Dr. Neumann will recommend you visit a trusted oral surgeon.

Tooth Extraction is Generally Needed for:

  • Fractures below the gum line
  • Severe decay
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Orthodontic treatment preparation
  • Overcrowding
  • Denture preparation
  • Impaction
  • Wisdom teeth

Dr. Allen and Dr. Neumann may offer nitrous oxide for relaxation during the procedure. Local anesthesia will be used to numb the area.

Tooth extraction is sometimes the best treatment choice to prevent future dental problems. Depending on the situation, these problems might include an increased risk of infection, the spread of periodontal disease, cysts in the jawbone, or severely crowded or misaligned teeth.

Is Tooth Extraction the Best Option?

If your dentist cannot save or restore your tooth, then extraction may be the best option for protecting your smile. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Allen or Dr. Neumann, call our dental office in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.