What are tooth extractions?

While we will always do everything in our power to save your natural teeth from decay and infection, there may be some circumstances that require us to completely remove a tooth, otherwise known as a tooth extraction. Dr. Shelly Ereth Barone, our compassionate dentist, will only suggest a tooth extraction if we feel it is necessary to ensure the health and vitality of your entire smile. The most common reasons we would suggest a tooth extraction in Metairie, Louisiana, would be severe tooth decay or damage. Once a tooth has died, the infection or damage that killed it can still cause problems for the rest of your smile. To prevent this from happening, we will gently remove the tooth, from root to cusp, from the gumline.

Another common reason for tooth extraction at Shelly Ereth Barone is the impaction of wisdom teeth. Located in the back of your mouth, your wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) are the last of your teeth to erupt from the gumline. Because of this, there is often not enough room for them to grow properly, causing them to get stuck in your jaw. Wisdom teeth removal allows us to prevent abscesses, pain, and undue pressure on your existing teeth. We welcome you to call today at 504-832-1164.

How do I replace missing teeth?

We understand how losing a tooth can make you feel. To keep your smile healthy and bright, we offer multiple restorative and cosmetic tooth replacement options to fit any need or goal. If you want to know more about tooth extractions, please contact us today.