Why do I need an extraction?

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A dental extraction may be necessary for a variety of reasons. Probably the most common reason is significant decay or damage that has caused the tooth to become so compromised that it can no longer be saved with conventional treatment such as a root canal or a crown.

Other possible reasons we may recommend extraction include:

  • A failed root canal
  • A tooth that has died because of infection
  • Teeth that are positioned in such a way that they are compromising the health of other teeth
  • Preparation for dentures
  • Preparation for orthodontic care

We know that the prospect of an extraction can create anxiety, and we will take steps to make sure that your extraction is a simple and comfortable procedure and that everything goes smoothly. Dr. Narra offers nitrous oxide to calm you down and reduce any sensations, and you will, of course, be numbed for the procedure. We will also provide you with the information you need for proper home care following your extraction.

After your extraction site has healed, talk to us about replacement options so that you can have a healthy and complete smile. A bridge or a dental implant can restore both the aesthetics and functionality of your smile.

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