Dr. Brien Polk offers tooth extractions when it is necessary to improve or repair our patients’ oral health. Tooth extractions happen once the tooth has become too severely damaged or decayed to help with other treatments. To learn more about the process of tooth extraction in Ripley, Tennessee, call Elite Dental Care today at 731-635-5000 and schedule an appointment with our dentist.

A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from your mouth. While our goal is to restore and preserve your natural teeth, our dentist may recommend an extraction if your tooth has any of the following conditions:

  • Severe infection that has destroyed significant portions of the tooth and supporting bone
  • Severe decay that has damaged your tooth beyond the point where it can be restored
  • Overcrowding has caused your teeth to be unable to fit in your mouth properly

When you receive a tooth extraction, our dentist will remove your tooth as gently as possible from your mouth. This may include the use of local anesthetics or other sedation options to help ensure your comfort. Following your procedure, we will provide you with post-op instructions to help you heal and recover. After your recovery, our dentist will also work with you to determine the right type of tooth replacement option for your smile.

For more information about tooth extraction and to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist, please contact our office today.

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