You and Dr. Hunting may determine that you need a tooth extracted for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed. Others may have advanced periodontal disease or are broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth) or in preparation for orthodontic treatment. Dr. Hunting can accomplish most routine extractions, but for more complex cases, will recommend the services of a surgical specialist.
The removal of even a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health. To avoid these complications, Dr. Hunting will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.