What is tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. Sometimes a damaged tooth needs to be extracted in order to restore your oral health and function. We provide simple tooth extractions in Las Vegas, Nevada that are comfortable, gentle, and completed in just one visit to our dental office.

Do I need a tooth extraction?

Our caring dentists generally strive to avoid tooth extraction when possible. In certain cases, however, tooth extraction may be the best choice for restoring the health and function of your smile. Dr. Luth and Dr. Heideman may recommend tooth extraction if:

  • There are too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth, causing tooth misalignment and crowding
  • A tooth is severely damaged or decayed to the point that an effective restoration is not possible
  • Infection has destroyed a large portion of the tooth or supporting bone structure

Following the extraction, it is important to replace the missing tooth as soon as possible to prevent your other teeth from shifting in the mouth. We will be happy to consult you on tooth replacement options both before and after the tooth extraction. Please call us at Luth & Heideman Center for Dental Care to learn more about how tooth extraction can restore your oral health.