Sometimes a tooth cannot be restored and must be removed.
When a tooth is broken or has significant decay, the ideal solution is to restore it using a filling, crown, or other procedure. If restoration is not possible or advisable due to the condition of the tooth, an extraction may be recommended to prevent infection and achieve or maintain oral health.
A tooth that can not be saved with restorative materials may need to be removed. Depending on the complexity of the extraction, Dr. Arencibia will use local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia to increase patient comfort during and after the procedure. Once the tooth has been removed, Dr. Arencibia may place dissolvable and/or traditional stitches that may need to be removed.