In most cases, the Aurora dental team at D’Amico & Mauck, DDS consider tooth loss a bad thing, and we do our best to help patients maintain natural dental structures. However, there are cases where tooth extraction is the best choice to help people maintain overall oral health, and when that happens, our Aurora, Colorado dentists are here to help. If you want to learn more about tooth extraction or other dental services, call our dental office in Aurora to schedule your appointment today. We look forward to working with you to achieve your healthiest smile.
We’ll do our best to help you keep your smile healthy, but we may recommend tooth removal in all of the following situations:
To extract a tooth, we will use one of two methods. The first is pulling. This is only possible when the tooth is fully emerged from the gum line. We use a clasping tool to shift the tooth back and forth until it breaks free from the gum line. For more firmly implanted teeth, we may need to provide a surgical tooth removal. These services can be as simple as making a small incision in the gums, or the procedures may be more complex, involving drilling into the supportive bone structures or breaking the tooth into smaller pieces. The goal is always to take a conservative approach to the process carefully extracting the tooth while causing minimal impact to your smile.
After you’ve had one or more teeth removed, our team will carefully walk you through caring for your smile as your extraction site heals. Some of the basics to keep in mind include: