There are a variety of reasons why a patient may need a tooth extraction. In some cases, there is a genetic issue with tooth placement, and often it is necessary for dental health due to severe damage or decay.
Once it is determined that saving the tooth with a root canal is not a viable option, Dr. Kanning or Dr. Tippin can perform a tooth extraction in either our Richmond or Lawson, MO dentist office.
Replacing an Extracted Tooth
Most of the time (excluding wisdom teeth), an extracted tooth will need to be replaced. Your dentist will assess your dental health and discuss your personal goals and budget before recommending a suitable treatment option. Replacing your tooth/teeth quickly is important for your dental health.
Kanning Dental offers a range of tooth replacement options at Kanning Dental:
- Dental implants: considered the best solution, especially for a single tooth, dental implants can provide a life-like tooth replacement for natural function and appearance
- Dental bridge: when several teeth are being extracted, a dental bridge can be custom made to fill the gap with prosthetic teeth designed to blend with your smile
Wisdom Teeth removal
Almost considered a “rite of passage”, wisdom teeth removal is generally performed during the late teens and early twenties once the wisdom teeth have erupted or proven to be impacted. When possible, we will remove wisdom teeth in either our Lawson or Richmond office. However, if the teeth are impacted and a general anesthetic is appropriate he will refer you out to a local specialist for your dental care.