When a tooth can no longer be saved, there’s no avoiding extraction. Protect your oral and overall health by seeking the care you need promptly. Dr. John Liscio provides tooth extractions as needed for patients in our comfortable Colchester, VT dental office.
Teeth may require extraction for a number of reasons, including…
- Pulling crowded teeth to make room for orthodontic treatment.
- Severe decay that cannot be healed or repaired.
- Pulling “extra” teeth.
- Wisdom teeth extraction.
- After significant trauma to a tooth.
There are two methods for removing teeth: simple extractions and surgical ones. A simple extraction is performed when the tooth can be taken out in a single piece without a scalpel or sutures. Simple extractions are usually possible for removing extra or crowded teeth. The surgical extraction involves opening the gum line and removing the tooth in multiple pieces. The latter method is usually required for wisdom teeth, which often become impacted or infected due to a lack of space in the gum line. Recovery from a surgical extraction is longer than with a simple extraction.
Local anesthesia is available for your comfort during the tooth extraction. If replacement is needed, we will discuss your options and put together a treatment plan to minimize the time you spend without a complete smile.
Don’t put off tooth extraction! Enjoy spa-like treatment and a comfortable procedure at Liscio Dental. Patients from Colchester, Burlington, Shelburne, Essex Junction, and South Burlington are encouraged to schedule an appointment today.