Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions

Sometimes, a tooth cannot be repaired by a dental restoration. When this happens, our dentist may recommend removing the tooth to keep the rest of your mouth healthy. Dr. Matievich and our team will discuss replacement options with you before the tooth removal to help ensure your smile remains functional and beautiful. Learn more about tooth extractions in Rochester Hills, MI, by calling Family Smiles Dental Care at (248) 853-2222 today.

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While we strive to avoid the need to remove a tooth whenever possible, certain conditions may make tooth extraction the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function. Following the tooth extraction, we are happy to provide you with one of our excellent tooth replacement treatments to restore your smile to optimal health, beauty and function.

Several conditions may necessitate tooth extraction. Among these are:

  • Severe infection that has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure
  • Serious decay that has damaged a tooth beyond repair, making a successful restoration impossible
  • Crowding caused by too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth

Our dentist and team use great care and skill when performing a tooth extraction to ensure that your experience is as comfortable and painless as possible. We will also provide you with detailed post-treatment care instructions so that you can properly take care of your smile as it heals. For more information on tooth extraction and to schedule your personalized consultation at our friendly dental office, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are committed to improving your smile!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer payment plans?

We work with third-party financing companies to provide you with more options to pay for your dental procedures. Learn more about our financial policies.

What is root amputation and when is it necessary?

Root amputation is a dental procedure that involves removing a damaged or diseased section of a tooth root to save the tooth from extraction. It is usually performed on molars, which have multiple roots. This treatment may be recommended if:

  • The tooth or its root is fractured or broken.
  • Bacteria have infected one of the tooth roots.
  • Gum disease has caused severe bone loss in specific areas.
  • There are concentrated areas of decay in the tooth.
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