What are tooth extractions?

At Musial Dental Center, we make every effort to save your natural teeth. However, some circumstances arise when a tooth cannot be saved and must be removed. The complete removal of a tooth is called a tooth extraction. Our caring dental team works hard to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during any tooth extraction. Thanks to modern anesthetics and sedatives, tooth extraction procedures are far less painful than before. Before a tooth is extracted, the area surrounding the tooth is numbed with local anesthesia. Once the tooth has been extracted, we will provide instructions to care for your gums at home, as well as multiple cosmetic and restorative options to replace the lost tooth.


How are wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common types of tooth extraction. Located in the back of your mouth, your wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt from your gumline. Unfortunately, there is often not enough room in your smile for the wisdom teeth to grow in properly, causing crowding, improper bites, impaction, and abscesses. We remove your wisdom teeth to guarantee your smile stays healthy and straight.


To learn more about how we can benefit your smile with tooth extractions, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Valerie H. Musial, today. We are dedicated to caring for your smile.