Teeth Extractions

Nothing is better than your natural teeth. This is why your dentist at Alabama Family Dental recommends conservative treatments that preserve your original smile. Tooth removal is usually performed as a last resort or when it is the only way to restore function and health.

Do You Need An Extraction

Teeth extractions may be performed in these cases:

  • Severe damage

  • Advanced gum disease

  • Impacted wisdom teeth

  • Braces preparation

  • Complete denture placement

Severe damage

The tooth may be too damaged to be saved by root canal or endodontic therapy. In this case, your dentist will remove the tooth and replace it with a dental implant, partial, or bridge.



Advanced gum disease

Severe gum disease causes teeth to become loose and fall out. When the soft tissues, ligaments, and bone that support the tooth have been destroyed by bacteria and there is nothing to anchor the tooth, your dentist will remove the tooth and replace it.



Impacted wisdom teeth

An impacted wisdom tooth is a tooth that is trapped in the gums or bone. The tooth comes out only partially because there is no more room in the jaw. An impacted wisdom tooth can cause severe pain, infection, and damage to nearby structures. Your dentist will extract the tooth to prevent complications.


Braces preparation

In some cases, teeth may have to be removed to make braces or orthodontic appliances work properly.


Complete denture placement

Complete dentures replace an entire row of teeth. Any remaining teeth in the arch must be removed to make room for the appliance.


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The Procedure

Extractions are performed under local anesthesia and sedation (for anxious patients). Extractions are a fairly routine procedure. When the area is completely numb, your Alabama Family Dental dentist will use special tools to remove the tooth. This requires loosening the tooth from the socket, so you may feel firm pressure on the area. Mild post-op discomfort is normal and should go away in a few days. We will do everything we can to make your tooth extraction experience at Alabama Family Dental in Mobile, AL painless and comfortable, so don’t fear an extraction!