What is tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. If our experienced dentists determine that removing a tooth is the best possible option for restoring your oral health, we will ensure that you feel comfortable throughout the entire process. We will also be happy to discuss tooth replacement options with you before and after the tooth extraction so you can enjoy a healthy, complete smile once again.

Do I need tooth extraction?

Dr. Carlton and Dr. Dunlap will only suggest tooth extraction in Chicago, Illinois if it is truly the best available option for improving your smile. We may recommend removing a tooth if:

  • There are too many teeth in the mouth, causing overcrowding
  • An infection has destroyed a large portion of the tooth and bone structure
  • A tooth is so severely decayed or damaged that we cannot restore the tooth with a dental crown, filling, or other form of restoration

Through tooth extraction, we can prevent infection from spreading to the healthy areas of your mouth and causing more extensive damage. Tooth extraction can also relieve the pain caused by severe tooth infection, decay, or injury. To learn more about tooth extraction and the reasons for removing a tooth, we invite you to contact us at Essential Dental PC. We are happy to answer your questions.