Tooth Extractions

Dr Treagan performing a checkup in Davis County Utah
While there are many reasons a patient may need a tooth extracted, we would like to discuss three of the most common reasons.

1. The tooth has too much decay for it to be properly restored.
2. Baby teeth (primary teeth) are preventing permanent teeth from growing in properly.
3. Teeth may sometimes need to be extracted in preparation for braces.

When a patient needs to have a tooth removed, the area surrounding the tooth is first numbed or anesthetized with a local anesthetic. Following which, a special device is used to loosen the root of the tooth from the surrounding gums and bone. Once the tooth is loosened, it can be safely and painlessly extracted.