Why You May Need a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extractions are often the last step after several reparative efforts have been made to ensure a patient retains their natural dentition. A tooth extraction is essentially the removal of a tooth’s entire structure, including its root.  We do not often recommend a tooth extraction in Palos Heights, Illinois, unless a patient has any of the following:

  • Extreme pain and discomfort
  • Tooth’s infection has spread to surrounding oral structures
  • An abscessed, or severely infected, tooth
  • A tooth that has irreparable damage or decay
  • Crowding caused by an excess tooth

If you are experiencing any of the discomforts listed above, we can provide a tooth extraction to better your oral comfort, health and function. In addition to a tooth extraction, Dr. Nils Sandstrom can provide many tooth replacement options, such as dental bridges or implant crowns. So, during your extraction consultation, our dentist will discuss with you the most suitable treatment options for your dental needs.

We also want to assure you that we place a great amount of precision, care and skill into extractions. So, you can feel confident in the service provided to you and remain comfortable during your procedure. You will also be given detailed and customized post-treatment guidelines that are designed to make your recovery as comfortable and successful as possible. If you have any questions or concerns about our tooth extraction procedures, please contact our team at 708-388-2500. We will attentively address your concerns as best as we can to help you feel prepared for your visit.