Southeast Smiles
910 South College Rd
Wilmington North Carolina 28403
Tel: 910-859-7529
Fax: 910-859-7525

Some Information About Tooth Extractions

Dr. Panchal may recommend a tooth extraction in certain cases. Although typically a last resort, tooth extractions may be necessary for a number of reasons. Some examples include:

Reasons Why You Would Need A Tooth Extracted

  • A Baby Tooth With Long Or Misshapen Roots, Preventing The Adult Tooth From Erupting
  • A Severely Decayed Tooth That Places Surrounding Teeth At Risk Of Decay
  • Wisdom Teeth That Cause Dental Issues
  • Infected teeth
  • Orthodontic Correction For Cowding Or Spacing Issues

If necessary, Dr. Panchal may recommend extracting the affected tooth during your initial consultation. Otherwise, a follow-up dental exam will be scheduled for your tooth extraction. The extraction procedure is fairly brief, and we offer a number of pain management options to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.

Tooth extraction can sometimes result in movement or shifting of the surrounding teeth, a restoration such as a bridge or dental implants will likely be needed. A dental restoration procedure can prevent the teeth from shifting, helping to prevent a misaligned bite or future jaw problems from developing. We can also replace the missing tooth with other natural-looking dental procedures results to improve both the look and function of your teeth.

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