Tooth Extractions in Nixa, MO

While our goal here at Absolute Dental Care is to provide you with conservative, minimally invasive treatments, it may sometimes be necessary for Dr. Todd Anderson to recommend tooth extractions in Nixa, MO, in order to preserve your oral health and help you begin the process of regaining your smile.

What Is A Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. If you need one, our dentist and team will remove your tooth as gently as possible. We will provide local anesthetics and sedation options to help ensure your comfort, as well as post-op instructions to help you recover following the extraction. We will also work with you to find the right replacement option to restore your smile and oral function.

When Are Tooth Extractions Recommended?

We make every effort to help you avoid dental problems through preventive care so that you will not need a tooth extraction. However, some conditions may make one necessary. These conditions include:

  • Severe infection which has destroyed much of the tooth and its supporting bone structure
  • Severe decay which has damaged the tooth beyond the point where it can be restored
  • Significant damage beyond the point where a more conservative treatment option would be successful
  • Overcrowding caused by too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth

Are There Alternatives To Tooth Extractions?

In most cases, tooth extractions are recommended when a tooth is too badly damaged to be restored with a more conservative treatment. Depending on the extent of the damage, our dentist may recommend treatments such as dental fillings and crowns or root canals. Dr. Anderson will assess the damage to your tooth during your appointment to determine if a more conservative treatment option is viable or if an extraction is needed.

Replacing Missing Teeth

Missing teeth have a significant impact on not just your smile, but also your oral health and function. Your teeth play a vital role in stimulating your supporting bone to keep it strong and healthy, as well as with chewing food and speaking. If you lose a tooth, we recommend that you replace it as soon as possible to regain normal oral health and function as well as a confident smile.

There are several options available for replacing missing teeth, including:

We will discuss your tooth replacement options with you to determine which type of treatment is right for your needs.

Make Your Appointment

Call us today at 417-725-4746 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Anderson and learn more about tooth extractions in Nixa, Missouri!