It is occasionally necessary to extract a permanent tooth. Before deciding to extract a tooth, it is very important to have your case properly diagnosed by Dr. Stephenson. All alternatives should be considered above tooth extraction. Dr. Stephenson may recommend tooth extraction for one of the following reasons:

  • Cosmetic or orthodontic (braces) preparation
  • Risk of infection
  • Infection
  • Advanced decay or periodontal disease

In most cases, tooth extraction is our last resort to maintain your dental health. Please keep a proper oral hygiene routine at home and consistently attend your appointments with Dr. Stephenson to help prevent the necessity for tooth extractions.