Wisdom Teeth and Extraction in Prairieville, LA
In cases where the nerve of a tooth has become infected, there are usually two options: extraction of the tooth or a root canal.
Sometimes the best option is to have a tooth taken out. This could be the case if there’s not enough solid, useable tooth structure remaining, if the tooth is a wisdom tooth, or if the tooth’s support is severely compromised due to gum disease.
In some cases, patients may elect to have a tooth taken out due to personal preference or finances and that’s ok, too. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding extractions.
Why Would a Tooth Need to be Extracted?
Common reasons for tooth removal are: wisdom teeth, extraction to provide room for orthodontic treatment, extraction in conjunction with medical treatment such as cancer treatment or organ transplantation, and of course teeth damaged beyond the point of repair.
See our Replacement of Missing Teeth page for restorative options. We routinely remove teeth of all shapes and sizes, including wisdom teeth and offer several options to make it easier for our anxious patients to relax.