We’ll always do everything in our power to save your tooth. However, sometimes a tooth may be too injured or decayed to salvage. Under these circumstances, our dentist in Hobart, IN, may recommend tooth extraction to prevent any infection from spreading to the rest of your body. Once you heal from dental extraction, we’ll recommend that you schedule a follow-up appointment with us to discuss your tooth replacement options.

Hobart IN Tooth Extraction Dentists

In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about dental extraction.

What Types of Tooth Extraction Do You Offer?

Our dentist in Hobart, IN, offers both simple and surgical tooth extraction at Ridgewood Dental PC. Most simple extractions are for teeth that are fully erupted, which means they’re above the gum line. However, there are always exceptions.

For example, you may require surgical extraction for a tooth with severe damage or roots that are long and curved. In some cases, you may need surgical dental extraction if the bone tissue is too dense around the tooth. The anatomy of the tooth and other factors will determine the method of dental extraction.

What Can I Expect During a Simple Tooth Extraction?

For a simple extraction, we’ll numb the tooth with local anesthesia. Our dentist will then use a tool called an “elevator” to loosen the tooth. Next, they’ll use dental forceps to lift the tooth out of its socket. During your appointment, you may have one or several teeth removed at once depending on the unique circumstances of your case.

Request an Appointment with Us

Our dentist in Hobart, IN, is accepting new patients. If you suspect you need an emergency tooth extraction, please call Ridgewood Dental PC at (219) 947-2922. For non-emergencies, you may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.