The main goal of dentistry is to preserve your natural teeth and keep them healthy for as long as possible. However, there are times when it is in a patient’s best interest to have a tooth extracted (removed).
When would this be the case?
- Severely damaged tooth
- Impacted tooth
- Making room for orthodontics (braces) when teeth are crowded
- Stubborn baby tooth
- Gum/bone loss that is unable to support the tooth
Whatever the reason, tooth extraction is, more often than not, a very routine procedure when done by an experienced hand.
Dr. Shipley is the first dentist that took time with me and was very professional.