Often, you may need to have a single tooth or several teeth removed. Sometimes teeth are non-restorable (broken, fractured, decayed) and extraction is the only option. Periodontal disease can result in bone loss and teeth may become loose or are no longer functional.
In most cases, the removal of teeth is performed under local or general anesthesia. Local anesthesia with laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia)is an additional option. These options, as well as the surgical risks, will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed. Once the teeth are removed, the gum may require sutured. You will rest under our supervision in the office until you are ready to be taken home. Upon discharge, your postoperative kit will include postoperative instructions and prescriptions if needed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at (970) 241-2820.
After Tooth Removal
Fortunately with today’s technical advances, most missing or extracted teeth can be replaced. There are several options including dental implants and fixed or removable prostheses. We will thoroughly discuss your treatment with you and your restorative dentist. We will work as a team with you, your dentist and your physician to ensure your healthy smile for a lifetime.