Tooth extraction means to pull a tooth. There are many reasons why our doctor may recommend a tooth extraction. If you have a crowded mouth, there may not be room for new teeth to grow in. A tooth may fail to break through the gums properly, causing it to become impacted or trapped between the gums and the jaw. To prevent the impacted teeth from damaging the surrounding teeth, our dentists may extract them. Wisdom teeth often become impacted and require extraction. If a tooth is too badly infected to be treated by root canal therapy, our dentists may pull it to avoid the spread of infection. When a patient has a compromised immune system, even the risk of infection is reason to pull a tooth. Gingivitis is a disease that attacks the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth. If this disease has caused one or more permanent teeth to loosen, our dentists may extract them.

After extraction, our dentists will send you home to recover for a few days. Relax for at least 24 hours and limit your activity for a few days. Follow the advice of our dentists to make your recovery as comfortable and quick as possible.

We encourage you to contact Blue Ridge Dentistry today in Boone, North Carolina to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.