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Tooth extractions in Huntsville, Alabama
Tooth extraction in Huntsville, Alabama

General Tooth Extractions

Board-Certified Expert at Removing and Replacing Teeth

Adult teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but disease or injury could make them fall out sooner. Sometimes, a natural tooth is beyond the point of saving and must be removed. Dr. Hudson will try to save a natural tooth by any means necessary, but severe infection or irreparable damage often leaves only one option—removal.

Dr. Hudson is a board-certified oral surgeon and physician who always puts the health and safety of his patients first. If you have a tooth that may need to be pulled out or are looking for options to restore your smile, please contact Huntsville Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center today to schedule an appointment.

Why Extract a Tooth?

A tooth may need to be removed if it poses a threat to your other teeth. Extracting a badly infected tooth will prevent the infection from spreading to nearby teeth and gums. Sometimes, a tooth is extracted for orthodontic purposes. A tooth that has been badly damaged and cannot be repaired with a filling or crown can be removed and replaced with a dental implant.

When you come to Huntsville Oral Surgery & Dental Implant center, Dr. Hudson will perform an oral examination. We may take 3D scans to get a detailed look at your teeth and bone structure. If you need to have a tooth extracted, we offer many anesthesia and sedation options to ensure your procedure is as comfortable as possible.

Tooth Replacement Options After Extraction

When an adult tooth is removed, you must make a decision about whether to replace it. Not replacing a missing tooth leaves you susceptible to jaw bone deterioration, dental shifting, and sagging facial features due to bone loss.

  • Dental Implant. A dental implant replicates the function and appearance of a natural tooth. The implant post fuses to the jaw bone, providing the same stimulation as a natural tooth root while producing long-term restorative results that look and feel natural.
  • Removable Bridges or Dentures. These options cosmetically restore your smile but do not preserve the jaw bone. They must be replaced every few years and removed during eating and brushing.
  • Socket Preservation. This is a type of bone grafting procedure that involves filling the empty tooth socket with grafting material that maintains the size and shape of the socket. When you receive a dental implant in the future, there will be enough jaw bone and space needed to support the implant.
  • Not Replacing the Tooth. Without a tooth’s root or implant post to stimulate the jaw bone, it will atrophy over time. Jaw bone loss causes facial features to sag and nearby teeth to shift into the empty space.

Types of Anesthesia

Your comfort is important to us. We proudly offer several options for anesthesia and sedation.

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