Teeth Extractions Dentist in Seattle

Quality Dental Extractions

teeth extractions seattleThere are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns or fillings aren't enough to save a tooth it may need to be pulled or extracted.

Common reasons for tooth extractions are:

  • Severely decayed teeth/tooth
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Broken tooth that can not be repaired
  • Poorly positioned tooth or teeth (such as impacted teeth)
  • Preparation for orthodontic treatment

Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, and the tooth must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. At other times, a tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth at risk of decay, so your doctor may recommend removal and replacement with a bridge or implant. Infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with a wisdom tooth can also require removal of a tooth.

When it is determined that a tooth needs to be removed, your dentist may extract the tooth during a regular checkup or may request another visit for this procedure. Tooth extractions today are far less painful thanks to powerful anesthetics and sedatives. In many cases, our patients who have teeth extracted experience little or no discomfort and only minor bleeding.

The root of each tooth is encased within your jawbone in a “tooth socket,” and your tooth is held in that socket by a ligament. In order to extract a tooth, your dentist must expand the socket and separate the tooth from the ligament holding it in place. While this procedure is typically very quick, it is important to share with your doctor any concerns or preferences for sedation.

Once a tooth has been removed, neighboring teeth may shift, causing problems with chewing or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, your dentist may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth.

What is Dental Tooth Bonding?

Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. During dental bonding, a white filling is placed onto your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling “bonds” with your tooth, and because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades, it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth.

Tooth bonding can also be used for tooth fillings instead of silver amalgam. Many patients prefer bonded fillings because the white color is much less noticeable than silver. Bonding fillings can be used on front or back teeth, depending on the location and extent of tooth decay.

Bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and can usually be completed in one visit to our office. However, bonding can stain and is easier to break than other cosmetic treatments, such as porcelain veneers. If it does break or chip, tell your doctor. The bonding can generally be easily patched or repaired in one visit.

If you feel you may need to have a tooth or teeth extracted, call today to schedule your appointment. Our office is conveniently located in Seattle and we accept most PPO insurance (no DSHS or Apple Health) and offer a discount dental membership plan.

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