Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. The most common is a tooth that is too badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be repaired. Other reasons include:
A dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.
Wisdom teeth are third molars that usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25 at the back of the mouth. These teeth most often do not resemble the growth patterns of other teeth and are very difficult to treat. As a result, it may be necessary to extract via surgery. Wisdom teeth should be removed only when they cause various problems (crowding of front teeth, pain at rash) and can not be treated.
We will make the tooth extraction experience as painless as possible and help you explore all the options for tooth replacement, including dentures, implants, crowns and bridges. Our goal is to replace missing teeth so you can regain your smile and your confidence.
Douglasville Dental Associates offers Nitrous Oxide (relaxing gas) as well as local anesthesia to keep patients relaxed, calm and free of pain during teeth extractions.
"Great staff, very painless and easy experience. Great dental experience every time I go!" -Chris
"My visit on Wednesday July 16th was an emergency, yet very amazing. The gentleman at the front desk received me with open arms. After having X rays, I was welcomed by none other than the AWESOME Dr. Jon Lindsey. His immediate, warm and superior attitude caused me to decide right away "THIS IS THE DENTIST FOR ME.”
-Pastor Beverly Hill Kempson