When do I need dental extractions?

Several situations may arise in which Dr. Angela Bauer Williams of Cambridge Family Dental may suggest dental extractions be performed. Working with her to attend an initial consultation is the best way to learn more about your options.

What are the reasons for considering tooth extractions?

Below are a few of the situations in which we may recommend the removal of a permanent adult tooth:

  • Wisdom teeth removal. The wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last to emerge in the mouth. In many cases, there is not enough room for them to properly erupt and align with the rest of the teeth. This can lead to several issues, such as pain, overcrowding, infection, and damage to neighboring teeth. In these cases, dental extractions may be necessary to prevent further complications.
  • Severe decay or infected tooth extraction. If a natural tooth has suffered from severe decay or has become infected, it may not be able to be saved through traditional treatments such as fillings or root canals. In these cases, dental extractions may be the only option to alleviate pain and prevent the spread of infection to other teeth.
  • Late-stage periodontal disease. When gum disease progresses to the point where it has caused irreversible damage to the surrounding bone and tissues, dental extractions may be necessary. This is because the tooth can no longer be adequately supported and may become loose or even fall out on its own.
  • Orthodontic treatment. In some cases, dental extractions may be recommended as part of orthodontic treatment. This is usually done in cases of severe overcrowding or to correct an overbite or underbite. Removing one or more teeth can create the space needed for the remaining teeth to shift into proper alignment.
  • Emergency tooth extraction. In the event of a traumatic injury or accident that results in a damaged tooth, dental extractions may be necessary. This is typically done to prevent further damage to the surrounding teeth and tissues.

Do I need to have my tooth removed?

While these are some everyday situations in which dental extractions may be recommended, every case is unique. Dr. Williams will thoroughly evaluate your situation before making any treatment recommendations.

Schedule an upcoming appointment to consult with our team about dental extractions!

If you suspect tooth extraction may be in your future, we invite you to come into our office for further evaluation to see if you could benefit from this service or find alternative ways to maintain your smile’s oral health and wellness. Call (608) 423-6784 to request a visit to 710 Katie Court in Cambridge, Wisconsin.

Dr. Angela Bauer Williams EAT Bio

Dr. Angela Bauer Williams

Dr. Angela Bauer Williams received her bachelor’s degree from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, and her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Constantly pursuing clinical excellence, Dr. Bauer is committed to continuing education and has studied with top clinicians in the country. She is an active member of the Dane County Dental Society, Wisconsin Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry (holds Fellowship too), American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Seattle Study Club.

Being a dentist gives her the opportunity to combine her medical and science knowledge with her artistic skills. She loves building trust with her patients and making a difference in their smiles and lives.