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When a patient is experiencing extreme tooth decay, damage, or a facial injury, a tooth extraction procedure may be the only solution to preserve your smile. Here at Oral & Facial Surgery of New Mexico in Las Cruces, NM, Roswell, NM, and Alamogordo, NM, our staff can schedule an initial oral consultation appointment, at which Dr. Bryce B. Heiner can meet with you and determine if tooth extraction is the right step for preserving your long-term oral health.
Sometimes, dentists can repair damaged or decaying teeth with root canals, crowns, or fillings. However, in more severe cases of tooth damage, it’s more likely that an oral surgeon will have to extract the tooth. Tooth extractions are extremely common procedures and can typically be performed with the aid of simple local anesthetic. If your teeth require removal, Dr. Heiner can discuss your options for tooth replacement, such as dental implants, which can sometimes be placed in the same procedure.
Will I need a tooth extraction procedure?
Teeth are constantly in contact with bacteria, which makes them very susceptible to damage and infection. In addition, traumas such as facial traumas can result in damage to the teeth as well. To know if you need a tooth extraction, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at our office. Some of the most common causes for extractions include the following:
- Periodontal disease (gum infection) that can cause tooth loosening
- Severe tooth decay
- Dental crowding that occurs when there is not enough room for all teeth to fit properly
- Broken teeth that are beyond repair
If you suffer from any of these conditions, your dentist may recommend you to an oral surgeon for a tooth extraction. Dr. Heiner has years of experience and can safely perform your extraction at our office.
Tooth Extractions at Oral & Facial Surgery of New Mexico
If you need a tooth extraction, we encourage you to make an appointment at our office. Dr. Heiner can examine your condition and help you decide if an extraction is right for your needs. If so, the procedure is typically short and easy, and you will be back to your normal routine in just a few days to a week. If you’re interested in immediately replacing your extracted tooth or teeth, we can also discuss replacement options, such as dental implants, with you. We look forward to treating you in Las Cruces, Alamogordo, or Roswell, NM.