There can be so much decay in the tooth that it can not be restored and may endanger the surrounding teeth and jaw. In this case we will recommend the removing of the tooth and replacing it with a partial, bridge or dental implant.
A baby tooth can cause problems if it does not fall out as it should. Most often, this is because it was not shaped correctly or it has too long of a root. It will be important to remove the baby tooth to make room for the permanent tooth to erupt.
Misaligned or impacted teeth (such as the Wisdom Teeth) can cause pain or discomfort and affect the alignment of the rest of the jaw.
With most extractions, a local anesthetic will be all that is needed to make the procedure comfortable. While this procedure is generally very fast, please share any concerns or preferences for sedation with your dentist. For our "anxious" patients, we also offer Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) to help ease your procedure.
When a tooth has been removed, nearby teeth may move and cause problems with chewing or with your jaw joint. To avoid these complications, your dentist may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth with a dental implant. Dental implants are said to be the most natural replacement for missing teeth because they mimic the natural tooth root as opposed to simply bridging the gap as with Bridges. Because they replace the tooth root, they prevent the neighboring teeth from shifting and interfering with proper jaw function.
Most people do not have enough room in their jaws for normal eruption and position of their wisdom teeth (third molars). Dr. Sobczak can help evaluate your wisdom teeth with the aid of our newest diagnostic tools, the Digital Panoramic X-ray. The "Digital Pano" allows for instantaneous imaging of your entire jaw and sinus areas to determine number and location of your third molars,as well as assesing bone height and quality for Dental Implants. Depending on their position, widsom teeth may be "Full" or "Partially" Implacted. Dr. Sobczak is experienced in removing most impactions and also accepts referrals for extractions from local Dentists.