Tooth Extractions

 Roanoke Dental Extractions

Why are tooth extractions necessary?

Your doctor may recommend an extraction for several reasons. In some cases, decay or fracture results in the tooth being non-restorable. Other times, such as when a tooth is positioned unfavorably (3rd molar or wisdom tooth), extraction will help protect the health of adjacent teeth. Other times the orthodontist recommends an extraction to make room for the perfect alignment of a smile.


Are there any alternatives to tooth extraction?

Alternatives to an extraction may exist. Even if a tooth is causing pain, it can sometimes be fixed by doing a filling, crown, or root canal. Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Irby will carefully review options for your tooth, and recommend a solution that works for your needs and desires.

What is special about our practice?

Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Irby are committed to offering you the best dental experience possible. Your health and comfort are our top priority. If a tooth extraction is needed, first your dentist will review your health and medication history to ensure your tooth can be removed safely. Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Irby are experts at providing local anesthetic in a painless manor. We know that “getting numb” is often a dreaded part of the dental visit, so we use the latest techniques to provide gentle anesthesia. Our patients often comment that they “didn’t even feel” the shot. We make every effort to tell you what to expect, how to take care of yourself after the extraction and to see that you are comfortable both during and after the procedure.

What next?

Once a tooth has been removed, you may be interested in tooth replacement. Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Irby will offer several options. Commonly, the patient chooses between a dental implant, a bridge, or a partial denture.

More information from the American Dental Association