No matter how hard we try to save and protect all of your teeth, sometimes it’s necessary to have one removed. Sometimes it’s a baby tooth causing problems because it has roots that are misshapen or long which prevent it from falling out naturally. In this case, the tooth needs to be removed to make way for the permanent to push through your gums. If you have a tooth or teeth that are severely decayed and are putting surround teeth in danger, there’s a possibility the failing tooth or teeth will need to be removed. Infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with a wisdom tooth can also require removal of a tooth.
If you or someone in your family need an extraction or oral surgery, please know that you’re in excellent hands with the team you know and trust at Grove City Family Dentistry. In most cases, there’s no need for a specialist referral to an oral surgeon. Depending on your case, treatment can usually be completed during a regular checkup or an additional visit setup specifically for your procedure.