General Extraction Reviews
Teeth are vulnerable to infection because of their constant contact with bacteria, and they can also become damaged easily if you do not take proper care of them. Tooth damage can result from injury, decay, or improper use, such as using your teeth to rip tags off clothes. While dentists are sometimes able to repair damage to teeth with fillings, root canals, or crown placements, when the damage to a tooth is too extensive, it often must be removed. Teeth extractions are common in instances when leaving the tooth in the mouth could lead to it causing problems for your other, healthy teeth.
The team at Columbia Basin Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons understands better than anyone that the thought of losing a tooth can be somewhat daunting. One of the best ways to ease your nerves and increase your comfort level is to watch the short videos below, which feature past patients talking about how glad they are that they had a tooth removed. Hear from these patients about why a tooth extraction was the right choice, and learn why their experience was so positive. Some of our patients even discuss their decision to replace their teeth with dental implants; we encourage you to watch these videos to get a good idea of what to expect from a tooth extraction, as well as to hear about your options for replacement following the surgery.