Whenever possible, Dr. Scott Elder avoids performing tooth extractions, in favor of saving the tooth with various restorative treatments. However, occasionally, our dentist must remove a tooth to protect the rest of your smile. When you come to our office, we will assess your smile and determine if a tooth extraction is the best option to return your smile to optimal health and function.
Situations in which Dr. Elder may perform a tooth extraction include:
- Infection of the tooth that has destroyed sections of the tooth and supporting bone structure
- Severe decay that has made tooth restoration impossible
- Crowding of the mouth, caused by too many teeth
If you need to get a tooth extraction in Salt Lake City, Utah, schedule your appointment with our team at Salt Lake Dental Clinic. We will provide you with comfortable care, so you can feel at ease during and after your treatment. Our team will also present you with tooth replacement options that can restore your smile’s function and aesthetic. Our knowledgeable team can answer all of your questions at our dental office or over the phone at 801-278-7100. We look forward to working with you and hope to help you create a healthy, beautiful smile that you feel confident in.