While our goal here at Athens Dental Design is to help you prevent dental problems and preserve your teeth and smile, it sometimes may be necessary for our dentists to recommend a tooth extraction. Tooth extractions are typically provided when:

  • Severe infection has destroyed significant portions of the tooth and its supporting bone structure
  • Significant decay has damaged your tooth beyond the point where it can be successfully restored
  • Your tooth has sustained extensive trauma and cannot be successfully restored
  • Overcrowding prevents your teeth from fitting properly into your mouth

If our dentists and team determine that a tooth extraction is the right option for you, we will take care to make your experience as comfortable as possible. The tooth will be gentle removed from your mouth, and we will provide you with post-treatment care instructions to help you recover and begin healing. After your healing process, we will also discuss your options for replacing the missing tooth or teeth so that you can regain your smile and full oral function. Common options for replacing missing teeth include dental bridges, dental implants and complete or partial dentures. We will review all your options and your oral health needs with you so you can make an informed decision about which restoration you receive.

We invite you to call us at 706-353-7860 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kevin Lacour or Dr. Charles Burch and learn more about tooth extractions in Athens, Georgia.