Tooth Extractions in Birmingham
While preserving naturally healthy teeth results in long-term dental function and beauty, living with decay or trauma often leads to prolonged discomfort and development of more serious concerns. Dr. Benjamin Williams understands that the path to a better smile is different for each patient and provides experienced care to improve his patients’ well-being. At Woodlawn Dental, we offer tooth extraction procedures in Birmingham and the surrounding area, including nearby Crestwood and Gardendale, with the detail-oriented approach our patients need and the compassion they deserve.
Why Have a Tooth Extracted?
Persistent, prolonged discomfort is the main reason dental extraction would be considered. Though relieving pain along with saving the natural tooth is always our dentist’s goal, this is not always possible. In many cases, it may also be a more cost-effective option to have an injured tooth removed right away and discuss replacement options at a later time. This allows treatment to occur on a timeline that is both convenient and affordable for patients while resolving their urgent concerns.
Some of the situations where Dr. Williams performs extractions include:
- Significant Decay
- Dental Trauma
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth
- Loss of Tooth Structure due to Periodontitis
- Extra Teeth (Hyperdontia)
Our dentist may recommend extraction as part of an inclusive treatment plan. Weakened teeth need to be removed before being replaced by dental implants or restored with complete or partial dentures. Children may be referred to our office for extraction in conjunction with the care they receive from their orthodontist. For these cases, this procedure resolves issues due to crowding or retained primary teeth.
What to Expect from Tooth Removal at Woodlawn Dental
Before making a recommendation for tooth extraction, Dr. Williams makes a thorough evaluation of the affected tooth and the surrounding oral anatomy. This begins with taking x-rays to determine if the tooth can be saved, where it’s positioned in relation to nerves and the sinuses, and if this is truly the source of the discomfort. Based on his findings, our dentist sits down with patients to discuss their current state of oral health and if extraction is the best course of treatment.
We review their choices for restoration before extraction takes place, especially if our patients’ concerns involve their front teeth. If they elect to go forward with a tooth replacement option, such as a dental implant, fixed bridge, or dentures, we will take impressions to have the restoration fabricated prior to the procedure. To ensure our patients achieve renewed function and appearance from their smile, we conduct a cleaning at the same visit we provide the restoration.
Experiencing Dental Discomfort? Schedule an Appointment Today!
If the condition of your tooth is affecting your oral health and comfort, don’t wait to seek help. The sooner you receive care, the faster you can experience relief and Dr. Benjamin Williams values providing comprehensive dental solutions with positive results. No matter if restoration or removal is the best option, our dentist makes sure his treatment improves both the state of his patient’s smiles and their quality of life.
To learn more about your options for tooth extraction in Birmingham, call Woodlawn Dental today and schedule a consultation.