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If you’ve ever had a tooth extracted, you know it’s not very fun. It’s not always the most pleasant experience. It only brings relief if the tooth was infected or had a cavity.Often, though, extractions are a sign of other, deeper problems.

Here’s a question, though – when do you need a tooth yanked? And what do you do after an extraction? We want everyone to have the answers to these questions. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few of the basics about tooth extractions.

When do you need one?
Wisdom teeth get all the fame, but they’re not the only time you’ll need an extraction. Luckily, not every extraction is that involved. A doctor can handle almost all extractions. Aside from wisdom teeth, you’ll need an extraction if your baby teeth aren’t falling out on their own, you have an infected tooth, or you’re replacing a damaged tooth with an implant.

What happens next?
Dr. Scott Lindsay will go over your options before and after extracting your teeth, to see what course of action is best. If you had your teeth extracted due to infection or severe damage, then it’s likely that you’ll need other treatment before getting an implant or bridge.

Quite a few of our patients get to choose from implants or crowns. These are both procedures that our team here at Peak Dental Care in Centennial, Colorado, have extensive experience with.

If you think you have a tooth that needs extraction, or want a second opinion about a problem tooth, call us today at 720-489-0797 to schedule an appointment.