Teeth can break due to decay, trauma, fractures, or multiple other reasons. If we cannot give you several good years out of restoring a broken tooth, we would recommend an extraction. Don’t worry. It’s not the end of the world to lose a tooth. Bridges or dental implants can replace a missing tooth. Another way to replace multiple missing teeth is dentures or partials.
Nearly everyone needs their wisdom teeth extracted. The reason why is that we don’t lose our teeth as quickly as we did years ago before modern restorative dentistry. Wisdom teeth are extracted while the patient is sedated to make the patient as comfortable as possible. We recommend extracting wisdom teeth in the late teens because the teeth are easier to remove and patients heal faster.
This video shows you the multiple ways a wisdom tooth can become impacted when there is not enough room for it to emerge, and the necessity for treating it.
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I have been seeing Dr. Smith for at least the last 10 years - He and his staff are professional, friendly, and gentle - they truly are THE BEST! They always explain what is happening and give me all of my options up front. They care about my oral health and help me make the best decisions for my teeth. Getting an appointment is easy as well. The atmosphere of the office and the attitude of his team is fantastic. It's an appointment that I actually look forward to going to. Highly recommended.
Aonika RussellGoogle Review
Dr. Smith showed great care in my oral issues and my situation overall. He was able to do a full face scan and then lay out a plan for me. I have been needing work done for a while. Now instead of fearing the dentist we actually look forward to it. Amazing work!
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KUDOS to my dentist Craig Smith. I went in Friday afternoon to get a bad tooth extracted. After muscling the tooth out, I had instant relief. NO MEDS or ANTIBIOTICS for me. I won't take them and didn't need them. There was a little discomfort, of course, after the Novocaine wore off but by the next day, I am completely back to normal. No pain! Craig R O C K S!!