In some cases, your tooth may be too severely damaged to be saved. If this is the case for you, our dentists and team may recommend a tooth extraction. Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from your mouth. Some of the conditions that lead to the need for removing a tooth include:
- Severe infection or decay
- Damage to the tooth and supporting oral structures
Our dentists will not recommend a tooth extraction unless it is the only viable option left. We make every effort to provide more conservative preventive and restorative options before removing a tooth from your mouth. If an extraction is necessary, we will provide you with sedation options to help you feel comfortable while the tooth is removed. After extracting the tooth, we will provide you with post-op instruction to help you heal and recover properly.
Our dentists will also work with you to find an appropriate replacement for your missing tooth or teeth. Depending on your individual needs, your replacement tooth may be a bridge, implant or denture.
If you have any questions about tooth extractions in Kenner, Louisiana, or if you want to make an appointment with our dentists, please call Louisiana Dental Center today at 504-287-4467.