Unfortunately, there are times when removing a tooth (or several teeth) is necessary—such as in the case of an infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with wisdom teeth.
When it is determined that a tooth needs to be removed, Dr. Kasper or Dr. Sparkes may extract the tooth at that time or may schedule another visit for this procedure. In order to extract a tooth, we expand the socket and separate the tooth from the ligament holding it in place. While this procedure is typically very quick, it is important to share with your doctor any concerns you may have and discuss sedation options.
Once a tooth has been removed, the neighbouring teeth may shift, causing problems with chewing or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, Dr. Kasper or Dr. Sparkes may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth with a bridge or dental implant.