Tooth extractions are often performed as a last result for a badly damaged, decayed, or impacted tooth. At The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry, we offer tooth extraction services for patients with damaged teeth that can not be saved. Our dentists in Skokie, IL provide this common dental service for qualifying patients of all ages.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Tooth pain, untreated cavity, and gum disease can all be the cause for a tooth extraction. Sometimes a tooth can be saved with a procedure like a root canal, but damage may be too extensive. The most common reasons patients need a tooth extraction can include the following:
- Impacted tooth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Deep tooth decay
- Extensive tooth damage
- Periodontal disease
- To make room for orthodontic treatment
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Skokie, IL
The wisdom teeth usually develop in the late teens or in the early twenties. For some patients, their wisdom teeth grow in straight and only need to be monitored; for others, the wisdom teeth may partial erupt or lead to overcrowding, which may lead a dentist to recommend extraction.
Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to dental pain and can even increase a patient’s risk of developing periodontal disease and tooth decay. If an impacted wisdom tooth is not removed, it can put added pressure and discomfort on the gums, bone structure, and nerves in the mouth.
Dr. Stein and Dr. Weiss can assess your needs and determine if you need wisdom teeth removal.
How is Tooth Extraction Performed?
Tooth extraction can be divided into two categories: simple extraction and surgical extraction. In many cases, both types of extraction are performed under dental sedation.
- Simple Tooth Extraction: This type of sedation is recommended when the tooth fully erupts from the gum line. Our team will administer a local anesthetic to alleviate any pain or discomfort you may feel during the procedure. During a simple tooth extraction, we will carefully remove the ligaments surrounding the tooth and rock it back and forth until it is free.
- Surgical Tooth Extraction: When the extracted tooth is not visible from the gum line, it may require surgical extraction. During a surgical extraction, pieces of the bone are removed and the affected tooth may need to be removed in fragments.
Replacing Extracted Teeth
Wisdom teeth do not need to be replaced because they are often removed due to impaction or overcrowding; however, if you need to have one of your permanent teeth extracted, we may recommend dental implants to replace your extracted tooth.
We offer full-service dental implants at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry. As an esteemed member of many prestigious dental organization, such as the Academy of Osseointegration and the American College of Prosthodontists, Dr. Stein is committed to providing personalized solutions for missing teeth. During the treatment planning stage, our team will determine if replacing your extracted teeth is necessary.
Schedule A Dental Visit
If you would like to learn more about wisdom tooth removal or other types of tooth extraction in Skokie, IL, visit your trusted team of dentists at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call 847.920.4747 or request an appointment online.