Tooth extractions remove teeth from their socket under conditions in which they are irrecoverable. General restorations for damaged or decayed teeth are fillings or crowns, in some cases however, the teeth are too damaged to be repaired. An extraction remains the only course of option. Dr. John Cairns is experienced in providing comfortable and prompt extractions and can be performed with anesthesia, which can numb any pain.
Before an extraction occurs, a thorough examination of your teeth will be performed. This is done to allow the dentist to evaluate the position of the teeth and determine if future problems may occur. X-rays can view additional risk factors such as decay or deterioration. Early examinations are recommended to identify problems that can arise in the future.