When a Tooth Extraction Leads to Improved Oral Health
As an experienced, compassionate dentist, Dr. Samuel Jirik’s goal is to provide the best possible outcome for your oral health and smile. He and our team make every attempt to save teeth, but in some cases, the appropriate course of treatment is a tooth extraction. Teeth may be problematic for a number of reasons, causing tooth pain, facial swelling and other alarming symptoms. Leaving these teeth in the mouth only increases the chance of further, more serious oral health concerns. In such cases, Dr. Jirik provides gentle tooth extraction procedures to relieve symptoms caused by problem teeth and improve your oral health condition.
When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?
Dr. Jirik may recommend removing teeth in the following situations:
- Retained baby teeth
- Extensive tooth decay
- Fractured tooth root
- Severely broken tooth
- Advanced bone loss
- Traumatic injury
- Insufficient space
- Supernumerary (extra) tooth
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Preparation for dental implant
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are problematic for many patients, and often require removal. Dr. Jirik treats most cases of wisdom teeth extractions, saving you the time and inconvenience of having to visit a specialty office. Typically erupting between the ages of 17 and 25, wisdom teeth (third molars) are located in the back corners of the mouth and are not necessary for normal oral function. These teeth are sometimes impacted, or unable to fully erupt into the mouth, and may cause problems such as:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Bone loss
- Cysts or tumors
- Damage to neighboring teeth
What to Expect With Tooth Extraction
When visiting our practice for a tooth extraction, our priority is your safety and comfort. Dr. Jirik has been performing tooth extractions for over 30 years, and is board certified in IV conscious sedation. Our team makes every effort to ensure a positive, comfortable experience, no matter your needs. We can also streamline your care by combining your tooth extraction procedure with other services, such as dental implant placement or socket preservation, a bone grafting procedure preparing the jaw for a future implant.