Tooth Extractions

One aspect of dental care that some patients may encounter is tooth extractions. While the thought of having a tooth removed may seem daunting, understanding the process can alleviate concerns and ensure a smoother experience.

Some reasons why you would need a tooth extraction include:

  • Severe Decay: When a tooth is extensively decayed and cannot be restored with a filling or crown, extraction may be the best option to prevent further damage and infection.
  • Crowding: Sometimes there is not enough space for all of your teeth. Removing one may offer better alignment and better overall oral health as a result.
  • Infection or Abscess: If a tooth becomes infected or develops an abscess, it may need to be removed to prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of the mouth or body.

Before performing a tooth extraction, our dentists will thoroughly assess your dental health and discuss the reasons for the extraction. They will also take X-rays to evaluate the position of the tooth and plan the extraction procedure.

During the extraction, Dr. Sara Megna or Dr. Brooke Kittell will numb the area around the tooth to ensure you feel minimal discomfort. In some cases, sedation options may be available for patients who experience anxiety or fear about the procedure. Once the tooth is removed, our dentists will provide instructions for aftercare to promote healing and prevent complications.

If you have been experiencing dental discomfort or have been advised to consider a tooth extraction in Fort Collins, Colorado, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Shores Family Dentistry by calling 970-226-2920. Together, we can determine the best course of action to restore your oral health and keep you smiling confidently.

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