Tooth Removal / Extractions

A lot of people end up having a tooth removed during the course of their lives. Sometimes it is nature that does the tooth removal, and other times it is Clinton Township, MI dentist Dr. Ardelean. If you think you may need an extraction, you will want to have your smile taken care of by an expert with a great deal of experience. That’s why you can trust your smile to Dr. Ardelean. The first place to start is making sure you have answers to any questions you may have. The team at Ardelean Family Dentistry is happy to help you find the information you need.

Why would I need to have my tooth removed?

The primary reason your tooth may need to be removed is that it has been damaged beyond the point where Dr. Ardelean is able to repair it. This can be from an injury like a cracked or broken tooth. Your tooth also may have too much decay for it to be saved. You may also need to have your tooth removed to make more room in your mouth for other teeth. Maybe your mouth is a bit crowded, and you need to free up space to reposition your other teeth. Clinton Township, MI dentist Dr. Ardelean will go over the reason for the tooth removal in depth before the procedure. That way, you are sure of why it needs to be done.

What are my replacement options when I have a tooth removed?

Our options for replacing removed teeth are dental implants, partial or full dentures, or a bridge. The amount of teeth removed, as well as their position in your mouth, will have a big impact on which option will work best for you. Dr. Ardelean has been replacing missing teeth for more than 25 years and will be able to guide you toward the choice that will give you the results you are looking for.

Why can’t I keep my wisdom teeth?

Your wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come into your dental arch. In some cases, your mouth may not be big enough to handle an additional set of molars. Other times, you may have wisdom teeth that are impacted. This means that they cannot fully erupt from your gums because they are blocked by other existing teeth. In any event, removing your wisdom teeth is the recommended course of action to avoid further pain and the risk of infection.

Does having my teeth removed hurt?

Dr. Ardelean is aware that not every person is the same as another. With this in mind, she takes care to listen to how her patients feel. She will administer the local anesthetic before the procedure, and if you say you are feeling discomfort that you shouldn’t, she will be sure to administer additional anesthetic to keep you comfortable. Nitrous oxide is available to help take the edge off of your nerves as well. The last thing you have to worry about at Ardelean Family Dentistry is being uncomfortable during your treatment.

Clinton Township, MI dentist Dr. Ardelean wants to help you get a smile you are proud of. Call our office today at (586) 465-4505 to schedule your appointment for your tooth removal. Our online form is available if you want to request an appointment at your convenience or if you have questions for us. One of our staff members will respond as quickly as possible.