Tooth Extraction

Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, South Carolina

Tooth extraction may be necessary for a number of different reasons. Decay, infection, or gum disease can all damage a tooth to the point where it is better off being completely removed and replaced. Hilton Head Island dentist Dr. Timothy Gross always makes every effort to maintain and protect your natural teeth. However, if tooth extraction becomes necessary, we will provide you with a beautiful, natural-looking dental restoration that is indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth.

Professional Extraction

With state-of-the-art techniques, Dr. Gross is able to extract teeth in a way that minimizes both pain and damage to your surrounding tissues. For impacted wisdom teeth that require a more involved surgical procedure, Dr. Gross will refer you to a trusted oral surgeon in our area. In both cases, the extraction will be performed safely and carefully to ensure you are well cared for and ready for a new replacement tooth.

Although tooth extractions are performed under local anesthetic, some people are still anxious about potential discomfort during the procedure. If you are nervous about your tooth extraction, sedation dentistry can help you stay comfortable and relaxed in the dental chair.

Tooth Replacement Following Extraction

Once a tooth has been extracted, it can be replaced in a few different ways, including:

No matter which option you choose, replacing a missing tooth is always in your best interest. When you are missing a tooth, adjacent teeth will begin to shift into the empty space, changing the strength and alignment of your bite. You will also begin to lose bone at the site of your missing tooth, which can lead to further tooth loss in the future. Replacing your teeth now can help you preserve the integrity and beauty of your natural smile for years to come.

If you have further questions about tooth extraction, please contact Dr. Timothy Gross today to schedule an initial consultation. We serve patients in the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton areas of South Carolina.