Teeth can be damaged as a result of a variety of causes, including infection, disease, overcrowding, and facial trauma injuries. A dentist can often repair the damage to a tooth with simple procedures such as a root canal or filling; however, when the damage to a tooth or teeth is too extensive, the dentist refers the patient to an oral surgeon for an extraction. Oral surgeons are highly trained in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, and their extensive training includes specialized skills in extracting teeth. At Utah Surgical Arts, our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the most qualified professionals to remove your failing tooth; when you visit our office for a consultation, they will determine the appropriate treatment based on your needs. They will even discuss your options for tooth replacement since it's vital to replace missing teeth as soon as possible to avoid jaw bone deterioration and other oral health issues.
Our team is dedicated to ensuring patient satisfaction through accurate diagnoses and comprehensive solutions. We understand that undergoing an oral surgery procedure can cause anxiety, but we have found that this anxiety is most often caused by lack of information regarding the procedure. Drs. Park, Harris, Brown, and Wood strive to make you as comfortable as possible, which is why they always explain your treatment options in detail before proceeding. Many of our past patients have found that all of their fears were alleviated after meeting with the doctors and hearing about what they could expect from their treatment. Below, several of these patients have chosen to share the stories of their own teeth extractions, as well as their satisfaction with their post-surgery results. We encourage you to view these testimonials to learn more about general extractions and why Utah Surgical Arts is the best place for all of your oral surgery needs.
When you have a tooth that has been broken or damaged by decay, it can sometimes be fixed with a filling, root canal, or a crown. Occasionally, there is too much damage for one of these procedures, and you must have your tooth removed. Some of the common reasons for general extraction tooth removal include:Infection
Before scheduling your procedure, your doctor will perform a complete oral exam and take an X-ray of the area in which the tooth must be removed. Your doctor will form a plan for tooth removal taking into consideration your age, the presence of gum disease, and your tooth’s relationship with other areas of your mouth such as your sinuses, nerves, and other teeth.
Most tooth extractions can be completed during a single surgical visit. If you plan to replace the missing tooth with a dental implant, your doctor may also discuss options for replacing missing teeth, including bone grafting and the placement of dental implants, which can often be placed at the same time the tooth is removed.
Drs. Harris, Park, Brown, and Wood of Utah Surgical Arts maintain three practice offices located in Provo, Payson, and South Jordan, UT, serving all of Utah County and Salt Lake County and are available to schedule your surgery at any of their locations.