At Alexandria Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, we will do everything possible to save a natural tooth. If extraction is the best option for you, your surgeon can create a treatment plan to remove your teeth efficiently and safely at one of our offices in Alexandria, LA.
Sometimes tooth decay, injuries, and other problems lead to irreparable tooth damage. When restorative treatments, such as root canals, can’t save a tooth, removal may be the only option to prevent infections from spreading. Our surgeons can also provide options to replace your missing teeth, such as dental implants.
Why do teeth need to be removed?
The extraction of problem teeth is usually necessary because it prevents dental problems from spreading or getting worse. Many patients also find that their oral pain or tooth sensitivity improves drastically after an extraction. Below are a few of the different reasons your teeth may need removal:
- Dental crowding
- Infection or advanced decay
- Loose teeth because of gum disease
- Facial injuries
- Broken or damaged teeth
- Failed root canal treatment
In some cases, nonsurgical treatments can repair your damaged tooth. But if the damage is too severe for fillings, root canals, apicoectomy, or crowns to repair, extraction is usually the best option. Oral surgeons are experts at extracting difficult teeth, which is why dentists often refer their patients to oral surgeons for dental extractions.
Where can I get dental extractions near Alexandria, LA?
Alexandria Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center has been providing high-quality dental surgery services for over 30 years. Dr. Fred Smith and Dr. P. Steven Arnold Jr. are both highly experienced and qualified to extract teeth. Our staff is trained in the safe administration of both local and IV anesthesia so that no pain will be felt during the surgery. You can discuss your anesthesia options and any questions you have with your surgeon during your consultation appointment before your procedure.
Can I replace my teeth after they are extracted?
Yes! We offer a variety of replacement options that look, feel, and function just like your natural tooth would. If you are interested in replacing your extracted tooth or teeth, your oral surgeon may be able to place dental implants the same day as your extraction, minimizing the amount of time you have to go without teeth.
Contact one of our offices in Alexandria, LA to learn more about your treatment options today.