If an infection has destroyed a significant portion of a tooth, or if a tooth has been heavily damaged by decay, a successful restoration may be impossible. In these instances, an extraction—or the removal of a tooth—may be necessary. While Dr. Lyudmila Shur works hard to keep teeth strong and healthy for life, at times an extraction can be the most efficient way to return your smile to good health. While our caring dentist will strive to treat your natural teeth, she may recommend an extraction if:
- Much of a tooth and its supporting bone structure has been damaged by infection or injury
- A tooth is impacted (or stuck in the gum tissues and jawbone)
- There is not enough room for all of your teeth to fit comfortably in your mouth
- A primary tooth (baby tooth) is blocking the eruption of permanent teeth
If an extraction is necessary, our talented dentist works hard to ensure that your dental care is as comfortable and painless as possible. After an extraction, we are happy to offer you a replacement tooth if necessary. We invite you to call or visit Dr. Shur Dental today to learn more about our tooth extraction in Lynnwood, Washington. We look forward to hearing from you.