At EyeSmile Optometry & Dental Care of Belmont, we do our best to try to save your natural tooth, because we understand that there’s no replacement quite like it. However, there are certain situations in which it’s better for your oral health if we remove teeth that increase your risk of losing other natural teeth. In these situations, we’ll likely suggest a tooth extraction in Belmont.
There are several reasons that you may require a tooth extraction, including:
If a portion of your tooth that needs to be removed is above the gumline, Dr. Salibian can conduct a simple extraction. First, he’ll inject a local anesthetic to numb the area so you won’t feel any pain. Using an instrument called an elevator, we will loosen the tooth until it breaks free from the socket. Then, we’ll use forceps to gently remove the tooth from your mouth.
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