Tooth Extractions in Odessa, TX
Our goal is always to help patients keep their natural smiles for a lifetime, but that isn’t always possible. When tooth extraction is necessary, Drs. Franklin and Stephen Boyles have the training and experience to offer comfortable, effective tooth removal to preserve overall oral health for our Odessa patients. If you’re in need of tooth extraction, contact Boyles General Dentistry to find out more or schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from nearby Midland and all of West Texas.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
While we typically work hard to help patients retain their natural teeth, there are some situations in which extraction is not avoidable. Typically we make the final decision by considering the impact to overall oral health. If keeping the tooth is likely to do more harm to patients’ oral health than extraction, we recommend removal. Unless the tooth is extracted for orthodontic reasons, we typically include consultation on tooth replacement options as part of the overall treatment plan. The most common reasons we recommend tooth extraction include:
- Severe decay or damage that has affected more than half of the tooth causing the remaining structure to be unable to support a restoration
- Preparation for orthodontic realignment (braces) may call for the extraction of one or more teeth to allow the remaining teeth to shift comfortably into alignment
- Prior to creating a partial or full denture, one or more teeth that are damaged or weakened may be removed
- Third molars, wisdom teeth, are the last to erupt into patients’ smiles, and there is often inadequate space to accommodate these teeth making extraction necessary