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Tooth Extraction

Our first goal at Shumway Dental Care is to protect your teeth from damage, which helps you keep your natural teeth for many years. But there are times when a tooth extraction must be performed, and we can do this efficiently for you. We want to resolve the problem and help you find a restorative solution as soon as possible.

If you have a dental emergency, such as accidental damage, call Shumway Dental Care immediately so we can schedule a procedure. If a tooth is in pain or has been damaged, please contact us for an appointment.

Reasons for Tooth Removal

Tooth removal should only be performed when it is the best option for your health and safety. We promise to be honest and caring with our recommendations, only advising that you have your teeth pulled if it’s in your best interest.

We may recommend tooth removal for the following reasons:

  • An Accident: Falling down, being hit during sports, going through a car accident, and other sources of impact can damage a tooth beyond any possibility of repair. Having your damaged teeth pulled can make way for a beautiful new tooth to be put in its place.
  • Disease: Dental disease, often caused by bacterial infections, can weaken the walls of a tooth so much that the tooth cannot be saved. Tooth removal can prevent this disease from spreading to your healthy teeth.
  • Tooth Crowding: A new tooth can sometimes grow in when there is not enough room for it in the mouth. It would compromise the positions of other teeth and should be removed before this happens.
  • An Angled Tooth: A tooth growing in at an unhealthy angle might never be a part of a healthy smile or chewing surface. It may simply need to be pulled.

If your tooth extraction leaves a dangerously low amount of bone material in the socket, we can also perform a bone graft to prevent the socket from caving in. This will also create a strong base for a future tooth implant.

Contact Shumway Dental Care for a Timely, Efficient Tooth Extraction

Our team never pressures our patients to make a certain decision. We only present the facts and our best recommendations. So, if we are recommending you have your teeth pulled, you can trust it is important. As members of the Arizona Dental Association, we want to uphold our reputation of dental excellence, and we want the best relationship with you that we can have, built on trust.

Call or email Shumway Dental Care if you have a dental emergency or are experiencing dental pain or damage. We’ll find you the first possible appointment—even on the same day—to relieve the pain and restore your beautiful smile!

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