When a tooth has developed extensive decay or experienced severe trauma, the best solution is often to simply remove it. This is done not only because the tooth itself is unsalvageable, but also because this can prevent a problem from affecting the nearby teeth. We know this procedure can cause a lot of patients to feel nervous, but at MMS Family Dentistry, there is nothing to worry about. We combine a gentle touch with the latest analgesics to guarantee comfortable and effective tooth extractions in Austin, TX. Then, if needed, we can help replace any extracted teeth right away with a variety of custom-made restorations.
We typically only extract a tooth after exhausting all other restorative options. Most of the time, we ultimately choose to remove a tooth because: