If a tooth is severely damaged or decayed and cannot be restored, we may recommend a tooth extraction. Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth in order to improve your oral health. Dr. Francis Hurd, our caring dentist, strives to provide the most conservative dental treatment possible; in some cases, removing a tooth is the best course of treatment for your smile. We may suggest tooth extraction if:
There is not enough room for all of the teeth to correctly fit in the mouth, resulting in overcrowding
A tooth is so badly decayed or damaged that it is impossible to restore it through the use of a filling, dental crown, or other type of restoration
A significant portion of the tooth and bone has been destroyed by infection
If we determine that tooth extraction in Lee's Summit, Missouri is the best option for restoring your smile, we use the utmost care and skill in extracting the tooth. Hurd Family Dentistry is glad to discuss tooth replacement options with you both before and after the tooth is removed. For more information on tooth extraction and how we can improve your oral health, we welcome you to contact our team at Hurd Family Dental soon.