Extractions & Wisdom Tooth Removal in Norfolk
At Norfolk County Dental Care, we strive to save natural teeth whenever we can in order to protect the oral health and smiles of our patients. However, sometimes teeth extractions are necessary. Tooth loss leads to bone loss and can impact your remaining teeth and your appearance, so repairing a troubled tooth with a root canal, filling, or crown is often the least expensive and least complex treatment.
When a tooth cannot be treated or is causing problems like overcrowding or pressure against other teeth, we will likely recommend an extraction.
Our dentists in Norfolk, Dr. Xi Sun, Dr. David Iadarlola, and Dr. Dan Faibish will always keep your health and comfort in mind.
When Tooth Extractions Are Needed
There are a number of situations that can lead to needing a tooth extraction. Some of them include:
- Split teeth
- Teeth broken at the gumline
- Teeth with previous root canals
- Impacted teeth
Gentle Extractions at Norfolk County Dental Care
Removing a tooth can require a simple extraction, in which we remove teeth that have erupted (emerged) from the gums. Or a surgical extraction might be needed to remove teeth hidden beneath the gums.
After completely numbing the area, we gently rock the tooth to loosen it from the ligaments that hold it in place. Then we gently lift the tooth out and place stitches, if needed.
Options to Replace Missing Teeth
For teeth other than wisdom teeth, you will likely want to replace your missing tooth. We offer a number of options to restore your smile.
Many people consider dental implants in Norfolk to be the best option to replace missing teeth because it replaces the entire tooth, including the root. Surgical placement of the implant into the bone encourages stability and longevity.
Implants do not move or shift, making them both reliable and aesthetic.
A popular non-surgical option for patients to complete their smiles, dental bridges hold an artificial tooth in the gap between teeth using two special dental crowns.
We offer CEREC dental bridges, making it possible to have your bridge completed and placed in a single visit to our dentist office in Norfolk.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Teens and young adults require an evaluation of their wisdom teeth to determine if they need extraction. Wisdom teeth can cause your other teeth to be overcrowded or misaligned, creating problems with the bite.
We sometimes perform wisdom teeth extractions in our Norfolk dentist office. For complex cases, we may refer our patients to a trusted oral surgeon.