Written by: on June 3, 2016 @ 7:47 am

do i really need tooth extractionWhile losing a tooth can be devastating, being told that your tooth needs extraction can be equally unsettling. We understand the feeling, and we are dedicated to making all dental procedures, including tooth extraction, as comfortable as possible. To find out if you really need tooth extraction, we’ll conduct a thorough examination to ensure that the tooth cannot be saved with other restorative measures. To complete your dental treatment, we also offer a wide variety of options for replacing extracted teeth to restore your smile’s function and beauty.

When Tooth Extraction Helps

A sudden traumatic impact can cause the immediate loss of one or more teeth, but the most common cause of adult tooth loss is severe gum disease, or periodontitis. In some cases, your tooth’s foundation of gum tissue and jawbone has been significantly damaged by the time you treat gum disease, leading to the need for tooth extraction before the tooth falls out on its own.

Severe tooth decay can also render your tooth useless and require extraction to halt the spread of disease. Wisdom teeth are commonly extracted, as well, but since their removal is usually required due to lack of space, wisdom teeth don’t typically need replacement.

Life After Tooth Extraction

One of the contributing factors to apprehension about tooth extraction is living without the tooth for the rest of our life. To help restore your smile and quality of life, your dentist may recommend replacing your extracted teeth with one or more dental implants, which are surgically inserted into your jawbone. The prosthetic tooth roots act as a secure anchor for your replacement teeth, providing unmatched stability for your new prosthetic teeth.


To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with one of the experts at the Comfort Dental Group, then contact us today by calling our office at (248) 474-6434. We welcome patients living in and around Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Westland, and Dearborn Heights, MI.

Catogories: Oral Surgery, Restorative Dentistry

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