Our goal with periodontal therapy is to maintain or improve your oral health and to help you keep your natural teeth as long as possible. Upon evaluation, and during the course of treatment, Dr. Paulson may identify non-restorable teeth requiring extraction.
Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired.
The removal of a single tooth can create chewing difficulty, lead to jaw joint issues, and result in shifting teeth, which can negatively impact your dental health.
To avoid these complications, if you require a tooth extraction, Dr. Paulson will take the time to explain your diagnosis, review alternatives, discuss tooth replacement options, and answer your questions.