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Comprehensive Tooth Extraction Services at Las Cruces Dental Associates, PC

Tooth extraction or removal may be necessary in certain situations. If you are a patient with overcrowding, damaged or decayed teeth, impacted third molars, or wisdom teeth, the team at Las Cruces Dental Associates, PC of Las Cruces, New Mexico, may assist with the removal of these problematic teeth. Let’s take a closer look at dental extractions and when they might be necessary.

What types of extractions are there?

At our office, we proudly offer both simple and surgical tooth extractions. Simple extractions are performed on the teeth that have erupted through the gum line, while surgical extractions are performed on teeth that have not.

When might I need a tooth extraction?

  • Severely decayed tooth. If the tooth is beyond repair, extraction might be the right choice. Removing the tooth and then considering tooth replacement options is the best solution for many of our patients in this situation.
  • Badly infected tooth. Treatment for an infected tooth might include root canal therapy, though this may fail depending on the severity of the infection. Instead, tooth extraction may be recommended to ensure patients get the best possible care.
  • Fixing overcrowded teeth in adults and teenagers. Sometimes, there is overcrowding in the dental arch, which can require tooth extraction to resolve. This is typically done before treatments such as orthodontic work to straighten the teeth and achieve better bite alignment and smile appearance.
  • Wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth, medically referred to as the third molars, are typically the last teeth to develop in the smile. They are well-known for becoming problematic for patients. There may not be room for them to erupt, which causes impaction, or they may be too far back in the mouth to properly brush and floss, leaving the smile at risk of decay and periodontal disease. Removal is often recommended whenever possible to eliminate these potential problems.

How do I learn more about tooth extractions?

Our dentists at Las Cruces Dental Associates, PC of Las Cruces, New Mexico, believe in providing patients with tooth extractions when needed. Call (575) 339-1838 to request an upcoming appointment at our office to determine if you are a good candidate for tooth removal.

Las Cruces Dental Associates, PC

The skilled team at Las Cruces Dental Associates, PC comprising Dr. Mario Samaniego, Dr. Jaime R. Gonzalez, Dr. Patrick Coyne, and Dr. Faith Annelies Cortez, have specialized in various areas in dentistry. They are dedicated to providing patients in Las Cruces, NM, and nearby communities with a comprehensive range of quality dental care to help patients enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles. They are members of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP), and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.   Dr. Mario Samaniego was selected by the Consumers Research Council of America as one of America’s top dentists, and he has also been named as the Favorite Dentist in Las Cruces by Las Cruces Sun-News readers.

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