Dr. Wendy Britt is committed to helping you keep your smile healthy for life. We strive to keep your natural teeth healthy and strong, but some situations and conditions may make tooth extraction (tooth removal) the best available option for treating your smile. Our dentist may recommend tooth extraction in order to improve the health and functionality of your smile if:
• There are too many teeth to properly fit in your mouth, resulting in severe crowding and misalignment
• A serious infection has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure
• A tooth is so severely damaged or decayed that a crown, filling, or other type of restoration is impossible
For children, we may also recommend tooth extraction in Laurinburg, North Carolina, if the primary teeth (baby teeth) are not falling out as normal and are blocking the way for the permanent teeth to erupt. With any tooth extraction, our dental team works hard to ensure you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the process. We will also provide you with care instructions so you can take care of your smile as it heals following the extraction. We invite you to call or visit our dental practice today to learn more about tooth extraction and our other dental treatments.