If you have one or more teeth are severely decayed, they may need to be removed. Fortunately, this is a common general dental service, and can be completed in a timely manner.
Dr. Raymond Ribitch will work with you to determine if a tooth extraction is right for you. In the event that a root canal is not enough to fix tooth decay, tooth extraction is an important option. Tooth extractions can also be used for a damaged tooth, and impacted wisdom tooth, or overcrowding. This procedure can prevent future problems such as increased bone loss or tooth decay.
Tooth Extractions: What to Expect
Dr. Ribitch will take an x-ray to determine if your tooth needs to be removed or if another treatment is needed. During the procedure, anesthetic is used to numb the area for the patient’s comfort. The tooth will be removed and the socket will be cleaned and sutured to prevent further infection.
A dental implant, dental bridge, or dentures may be recommended depending on the number of teeth that are extracted or already missing. Dr. Ribitch will work with an oral surgeon if these steps are taken.
Schedule an Appointment
If you have a decayed tooth or teeth that need an extraction, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ribitch at 989.200.3896 today. Dr. Ribitch and his team are dedicated to providing patients with comfortable care in their Mount Pleasant, MI office.