What is a tooth extraction?

A tooth extraction is when a tooth is removed from your mouth. Our compassionate dentist and dental team understand that losing a tooth can have a serious impact on your oral health and function, as well as on your self-confidence. We strive to provide conservative dental treatment, and we only recommend tooth extraction when it is the best option for restoring your oral health.

Do I need a tooth extraction?

In certain cases, tooth extraction may be the best choice for improving the health of your smile. Dr. Dolnick may suggest a tooth extraction if:

  • There is not sufficient room for all of the teeth in the mouth, resulting in overcrowding
  • Serious infection has destroyed a significant amount of the tooth and/or supporting bone
  • A tooth is so seriously damaged or decayed that we cannot effectively restore the tooth with a dental crown, filling, or other type of restoration

Our dental team works hard to make your tooth extraction in Niles, Illinois as pain free and comfortable as possible. We are happy to discuss tooth replacement options with you both before and after the tooth is extracted. We welcome you to call or visit the dental office of Dolnick and Associates today to learn more.