At Newport Dental Associates, we understand that there’s no replacement that can live up to your natural, strong teeth. That’s why we try everything in our power to preserve them. In some cases, the extent of the decay or damage may be so severe that we may suggest tooth extractions from our Newport, RI dentist in order to preserve the rest of your surrounding teeth. If this is the case in your situation, there’s no need to worry. We offer several tooth replacement solutions that can help you retain the full function and appearance of your smile.
Some of the most common reasons why we suggest tooth extractions are:
These are only a few of the many cases in which we may suggest this treatment. The only way to tell whether you require a tooth extraction is to visit us if you’re experiencing any out-of-the-ordinary or painful symptoms. We’ll conduct a thorough examination and develop a treatment plan to get your oral health back in tip-top shape.
Extracting teeth that are above the gumline is a relatively simple process. First, your dentist in Newport will use a gadget called an elevator to gently lift your tooth out of its socket to make it easier to remove. Using a pair of dental forceps, they’ll grab ahold of the biting surface of your tooth that lies above the gumline and gently wiggle it free of its connective tissues, allowing it to easily come out of your mouth.