What is a tooth extraction?

A tooth extraction is the complete removal of a tooth from its place in the bone socket. There are many reasons why a tooth must be extracted. Most commonly, a tooth becomes infected and has died. In order to prevent the infection and decay from spreading, the tooth is removed. Teeth are also removed if your smile is overcrowded or if gum disease has loosened the tooth and it cannot be saved. Our caring dental team will gently remove the tooth while the area is numbed with local anesthesia. We understand how important a full smile is, and we also provide multiple restorative dentistry options to replace the tooth, including Bargain Bites quality, affordable dentures.

What is wisdom teeth removal?

One specialized type of tooth extraction is the removal of your third molars, or wisdom teeth. The last to erupt from the gumline, wisdom teeth often do not have enough room to grow in properly. Frequently, wisdom teeth become impacted, or stuck sideways in the gumline. This often leads to infection, pain, and abscesses. If not removed, pain worsens and other teeth in your smile may be damaged. To keep your smile healthy and bright, our gentle dentist provides wisdom teeth removal and tooth extraction in Smyrna, Georgia. For more information, we invite you to contact our dental office today.