When you have a damaged, infected or failing tooth, sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary to remove problem teeth from the mouth and prevent further complication. Tooth extractions can be necessary for a variety of reasons but they are typically performed with the overall goal of saving your jaw or existing teeth and preparing for dental implants. Our goal is to improve your health and happiness, and while tooth extractions are common, our oral surgeon will only extract teeth that absolutely have to come out and cannot be saved.
Ignoring problem teeth can result in many problems developing or worsening. Teeth that are damaged, cracked or broken can cause severe pain during everyday use due to exposed or damaged nerves. Infected teeth can cause abscesses to form or spread infection to other teeth or parts of the body. In fact, oral infection has been linked to conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes! Many of our patients report an instant feeling of relief once they have their problem tooth extracted.
Tooth extractions are very common dental procedures and are regularly performed in our office. In most cases, we will take x-rays of your jaw to view the surrounding area of the tooth, including the location of the root, surrounding nerves and the density of the bone holding the tooth in place. Patients are provided a local anesthetic during tooth extractions to block sensations of discomfort, and if you have extreme dental fears, sedation can also be used to help you relax. The actual extraction takes very little time and is virtually pain-free.
Bone Grafting Restores Oral Balance
After most tooth extractions, an empty socket is left behind in the jaw where the tooth once occupied. We perform socket preservation bone grafting to fill this socket with bone material. Bone grafts restore the jaw’s structure and qualifies you for dental implant placement. We also offer effective dental sedation options to ensure your extraction is as pain-free as possible. Most patients report only a dull pressure at the site of tooth extraction thanks to sedation.
Dr. William Lane
Dr. William Lane
Dr. William Lane is a graduate of Harvard University and obtained his D.M.D. from the Boston University school of Graduate Dentistry. He received his residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at a combined program from Boston University and Tufts University. With over 35 years of dental experience, Dr. Lane regularly performs wisdom teeth extractions and places over 500 dental implants every year. Dr. Lane has also developed the unique SmileOn! dental implant solution, allowing patients to enjoy a beautiful and function smile immediately after full arch tooth replacement surgery. Dr. Lane believes that everything starts with YOU, our patient, and will do what it takes to ensure everyone lives a happier and healthier lifestyle.
What is a tooth extraction?
Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
After a tooth extraction, we almost always recommend replacing it with a high-quality, lifelike dental implant. Considered the gold standard for missing teeth, dental implants mimic natural tooth function and appearance. Implants can be used to replace a single extracted tooth or even replace a full arch of missing teeth, which will require any remaining teeth be extracted to allow room for a natural-looking prosthesis. Our oral surgeon, Dr. William Lane, is uniquely qualified to perform tooth extractions in Plymouth, MA, and replace them with state-of-the-art dental implants.
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IMPLANT CASE WITH EXTRACTIONS
As a public speaker my smile is important! Dental Implants completed my smile.