Tooth Extractions

dr gallagher, dentistGood oral hygiene should always be practiced since the loss of a single tooth can have major impact upon your oral health and appearance.  Although Dr. Phil and Dr. John Gallagher will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there may still be occasions when a tooth may need to be extracted.  A tooth may need to be extracted if the following occurs:

  • Severe decay
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Infection or abcess
  • Orthodontic correction
  • Malpositioned teeth
  • Fractured teeth or roots
  • Impacted teeth

Before a tooth is removed, Dr. Phil and Dr. John Gallagher will take a radiograph in order to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone.