Occasionally, it becomes necessary to extract a permanent tooth. These cases need to be properly diagnosed by Dr. Levine and any and all alternatives will be considered before tooth extraction. Reasons for tooth extraction may vary, but often include:
- Infection or risk of infection
- Advanced decay
- Advanced periodontal (gum) disease
- Orthodontic or cosmetic treatment preparation
In most cases, tooth extraction is our last resort in maintaining your dental health. In order to keep your teeth healthy and functional, it is very important to keep a proper oral hygiene routine at home and consistently attend your scheduled dental appointments with Blue Ribbon Dental.