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If you have a loose tooth, or are looking to wear braces, you might be in need of a tooth extraction. A tooth extraction is what happens when your dentist pulls a tooth from its socket in the bone. Extracting teeth is normally reserved as a last resort, after other options, such as a filling or crown, etc. are considered that might solve the problem instead. Our dentist, Dr. Bryce E. Justesen, may opt to pull a tooth to avoid the spread of infection. For patients with compromised immune systems, even the risk of infection is reason to pull a tooth. Other reasons a tooth might require an extraction are:

— You have extra teeth which are blocking other teeth from coming in.

— If a baby tooth doesn’t fall out when it is supposed to so that the permanent tooth is able to come in.

— If you are going to be getting braces, and need room for the new position of the teeth.

— If you are undergoing radiation to the head and neck area.

— If teeth have become infected from using cancer drugs, and your immune system is compromised.

— If you have had an organ transplant and teeth can become infected.

— Your wisdom teeth may need extraction before or after they come in. If they have decay, are causing you pain, or have an infection or a cyst, they may require removal.

As you can see, having a tooth extracted can prevent further damage to a tooth as well as prevent an infection. Our dentist, Dr. Bryce E. Justesen, is pleased to offer tooth extractions as well as wisdom teeth removal for our patients in Mesa, Arizona, and surgically places dental implant restorations to make your smile better than ever.

If you are experiencing problems with your teeth that might require extraction, we invite you to give our caring team a call at 480.827.1234 and let Dr. Bryce E. Justesen restore your beautiful smile!