Tooth Extraction

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Dental Tooth Extractions at Two Rivers Family Dentistry

If you need to have a broken tooth pulled, you can count on our team of dedicated dental professionals

If you have a broken tooth, our priority at Two Rivers Family Dentistry is to repair and restore your tooth to full health if at all possible. However, if the tooth is too damaged for a repair to be effective, then a tooth extraction, also known as exodontia, may just be the best solution.

Some situations that can lead to the need for a tooth to be pulled include:

Serious trauma or damage to the tooth

If a tooth has been physically damaged or experienced gradual decay, it may become so loose that tooth extraction is the only option.

Orthodontic problems

Some orthodontic treatments involve tooth extraction to make room to improve the overall alignment of the teeth.

Teeth that are non-functioning or wrongly positioned

If a tooth or teeth are not aligned or functioning properly in the mouth they may need to be removed.


This means too many teeth have grown in the mouth. The extra teeth, known as supernumerary teeth, can prevent other, necessary teeth from growing in and also lead to tooth crowding, difficulty chewing, and many other issues.

Radiation & Chemotherapy

The side effects of these types of treatments can sometimes necessitate a tooth being pulled.

Medication side effects

Certain medications can cause dental health issues that might require a tooth extraction.

Tooth Extraction Types

Simple Extractions

This is performed when the tooth is visible and easily accessible to the dentist and typically only requires the use of a local anesthetic. However, sedation and anti-anxiety medications can be administered to patients who feel anxious about the procedure.

Surgical Extractions

If a tooth is NOT visible and accessible, then your dentist will need to perform a surgical extraction. For example, broken teeth or teeth that never rose above the gum line might require surgical extraction. This type of procedure sometimes requires bone removal and the lifting or folding of the gum tissue while extracting the tooth. Local anesthesia and/or conscious sedation can be used for surgical extractions.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Impacted teeth can sometimes lead to infection, tooth decay, gum disease, or even interference with your bite. We can help patients avoid these issues by extracting wisdom teeth before they are fully developed. Wisdom teeth are also sometimes extracted to make room for orthodontic treatments.

No matter why you need a tooth extracted, you can count on the team at Two Rivers Family Dentistry to make the process as easy and pain-free as possible.

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