Dr. Feldmanis may determine with you that one of your teeth needs to be extracted, which can occur for a variety of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), have broken and cannot be repaired, or in preparation for additional dental work. A tooth may also be removed to due severe decay.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems involving your other teeth shifting, your ability to chew, and problems with your jaw joint. To avoid these complications, Dr. Feldmanis will discuss any possible alternatives to tooth extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.
A tooth extraction at Feldmanis Family Dentistry, your family dentist in Eugene, Oregon, is pain-free, in which your tooth, surrounding gums, and jawbone will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Detailed post-operative instructions will be given after the appointment along with any necessary pain prescriptions.