Tooth Extractions in Cary, NC

Tooth Extractions in Cary, NC

At Millpond Family Dental, the most common reason for tooth extraction is severe decay that cannot be repaired with a filling or other dental restoration. A tooth that has suffered trauma may also need to be removed.

How Is a Tooth Extraction Performed?

To remove a tooth, our dentist will numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. This will reduce any pain and allow you to remain comfortable throughout the procedure. You can also be given an oral sedative if needed to promote further relaxation. Once you’re ready, our dentist will use a tool called an elevator to loosen the tooth from the socket, and then use forceps to remove the tooth. The tooth will be placed in a container for safekeeping.

When Should You Have a Tooth Extracted?

Tooth Decay

Often, if a tooth has severely decayed or is infected, the dentist will recommend removing it. Then, that tooth can be replaced with a restoration like a bridge or a dental implant. Removing infected teeth is important because the infection can spread to other parts of the body, including the heart, brain, and eyes.

Tooth Damage

Dental damage can occur due to decay, trauma, or disease. If a tooth is damaged, it may need to be extracted to prevent the spread of infection.

Gum Disease

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums that can spread to the bone that anchors the teeth. The infection causes inflammation as the body responds by trying to fight the infection. This process is what causes the gum recession — the gums pull back from the teeth, leaving a pocket where food debris and bacteria accumulate. This pocket provides the perfect environment for gum disease to worsen.


The teeth are removed for a variety of orthodontic reasons, including the following.

Jaw Issues

Patients who have issues with the alignment of their jaws often need teeth removed. This changes the alignment of the jaw and teeth, which can make them look better.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt from your gums and some people don’t have enough room in their mouths to accommodate these extra molars. As a result, wisdom teeth can become impacted, which means they are stuck in the gums or jawbone. Our dentist may recommend they be removed to avoid infection and other complications.

Broken Teeth

If the tooth is chipped, broken, or badly damaged, it should be extracted to prevent infection.

Get in touch with Millpond Family Dental at 3490 Kildaire Farm RD STE. 170, Cary, NC 27518, or call (984) 465-1544 for the best dental care.



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