Posted by Richard Hughes on Aug 25 2022, 12:50 AM
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from the socket in the jawbone. Extractions are necessary for a number of reasons, including tooth decay, infection, trauma, crowding, gum disease, and preparation for orthodontic treatment.
At Alta View Dental Care, we offer gentle extractions that minimize pain and stress. We’ll discuss any tooth replacement options during your consultation.
There are a variety of reasons why you might need an extraction. Some of the most common reasons include:
Impacted wisdom teeth: Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a variety of problems, including crowding, damage to adjacent teeth, and infection. If your wisdom teeth are impacted, we may recommend an extraction.
Severe tooth decay: Severe tooth decay is also a common reason to have teeth extracted. When decay is severe, it can affect the roots and nerves of the tooth. If left untreated, this can cause pain and lead to further complications.
Periodontal disease: Additionally, if a tooth is decayed below the gum line, we may recommend a root canal instead of an extraction. However, if a tooth is severely damaged and cannot be saved with a root canal, we may recommend an extraction.
Orthodontic treatment: You may need a tooth extraction to create space for your teeth for orthodontic treatment.
Alta View Dental Care, located in Sandy, UT, has expert dentists and modern technologies that enable the best dental care services for patients. Call us at (801) 572-4261 and schedule an appointment with the dentist to know more about cosmetic treatments and other dental facilities provided at the dental practice.
9844 S 1300 E #340, Sandy, UT 84094
Phone: (801) 572-4261
MON - THU 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
FRI - SUN Closed
Call: (801) 572-4261
Since earning his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville, Dr. Hughes has continued his education through some of the most highly regarded institutions in the country.
A native of Utah, Dr. Hughes resides in Sandy where is involved with the community and his patients in the area. He and his wife Cindy, have been married over 40 years and have been blessed with three children and 8 grandchildren. Dr. Hughes enjoys the outdoors and can often be found pursuing cycling, sometimes logging over 4,000 miles a year.
They are amazing! Every single person is so friendly and welcoming. And Dr. Hughes’ singing is phenomenal!.
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