Of course we all would like to keep our teeth forever! But it is also true that sometimes the removal of one tooth or more than one, may become necessary for a number of reasons: decay, loss of the surrounding bone (periodontal disease), endodontic (root canal) failures, and traumatic fractures are some of the more common reasons.
Your dentist will likely go to great lengths to try to save a damaged tooth, but there are instances where the problem is just too severe for the repair to be cost effective and predictable in the long term.
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Not Your Tooth Fairy Extraction
To have a tooth removed is a complex procedure. If it is not done properly it can cause long-term damage to the surrounding structures including bone and gum defects that are difficult to repair.
When extracting a tooth, the goal is to do as little surgery on the surrounding tissues as possible. It is important to minimize disturbing the attached bone and gum to promote fast and complete healing of the socket. Some shrinkage of jawbone is a natural result of tooth loss, however when the procedure is not done properly this shrinkage is very marked and severe. Using proper techniques during the extraction minimizes this undesirable effect. Bone grafting the socket immediately following tooth removal will also preserve and stabilize the natural contour of the jaw following extraction. The best way to preserve the natural volume and contour of the jaw where a tooth has been extracted is to replace the tooth with a dental implant.
Patient Reviews for Tooth Extractions
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A good and safe place to be!
- Rhoda B
I was very pleased with how I was treated and the extractions went extremely well. Overall the staff was pleasant, courteous and helpful. Their concern was genuine and greatly appreciated.
- Bridget H
Dr La Rosa and her entire staff have been so wonderful to deal with. Each and every staff member was courteous, sensitive and patient with me. What a positive work environment and it certainly shows in the care I received. From my first encounter, to the surgery and post -op, I felt very comfortable with no anxiety. In fact, I looked forward to all the visits and seeing the staff. Dr La Rosa has a great "bedside manner" and answered every question I had. I highly recommend Dr La Rosa and her staff. You will not be disappointed and and will actually look forward "going to this dentist"!!
- Marianne S
- Bruce Allen B
Amazing and friendly staff , the atmosphere is very professional and everyone is so kind and really makes you feel safe and comfortable.
- Rachel N
I'm not sure who does the hiring around here, but I can say they do a fantastic job. Every single person we came into contact with treated us professionally and with kindness. We felt like we have been coming to this office for years.
- Michael K