Patients may require a dental extraction in Champaign, IL for a variety of reasons. In some cases, an extraction is a precursor to a better smile and improved oral health.
Dental extractions may be necessary in the event of:
- Severe tooth decay or trauma
- Invisible braces
- Problematic wisdom teeth
Dr. Scott Anderson, Dr. John Anderson, and Dr. Cesar Alburez are experts when it comes to numbing the area they’ll be working in and helping you to feel relaxed during your dental extraction.
We offer neck pillows, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and compassion during the entire extraction process.
Decay or Trauma: Dental Extractions in Champaign, IL
If you have a tooth that is severely decayed or a tooth subjected to trauma, your dentist in Champaign, IL will work hard to save that tooth. However, we recommend extraction if the tooth meets the following criteria:
- Causes you pain
- Jeopardizes your healthy teeth
- Is too weak for a dental crown
When your need for an extraction results from decay or trauma, your dentist in Champaign, IL offers tooth replacement options to restore your smile.
These options may include:
- A partial denture
- A dental bridge
- A dental implant
Your dentist will help you make the best decision for smile restoration based on the state of your overall oral health and smile desires.
Dental Extractions Before Orthodontics or Dentures
If your jaw is unusually small and cannot accommodate a full set of teeth, an extraction may be necessary before invisible braces. This type of tooth removal helps ensure that your teeth line up correctly during orthodontic treatment. Additionally, an extraction before invisible braces is not noticeable.
If you have few remaining teeth, and they are not strong enough to support a partial denture, your dentist in Champaign, IL, may recommend extractions and a full denture.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth and come in years after your adult teeth. In many cases, wisdom teeth cannot fully erupt, or they push against your primary teeth. These types of problems may lead to infection—especially with a partially erupted wisdom tooth—or dental pain and pressure.
When wisdom teeth give you trouble, it is easier to have them removed, and it is also better for your oral health.
Avoiding Extractions Due to Decay and Trauma
The best way to prevent the painful dental infections that lead to extractions is to incorporate a fantastic oral care routine at home, brushing and flossing at least twice daily.
It’s also a good idea to cut down on sugar and acidic foods and drinks to help prevent the cavities that can lead to dental infections.
Visit your dentist in Champaign, IL twice yearly for professional teeth cleanings and preventive dental exams.
If you play sports, ask your dentist about a mouthguard.
Call for Dental Extractions in Champaign, IL
If you have a toothache or broken tooth, or if you have questions about extractions in Champaign, IL, contact a member of our dental team today.