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Tooth Removal / Tooth Extractions

Safe, Effective Tooth Removals in Decatur, AL

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Sometimes, it is necessary to remove a tooth suffering from severe decay, injury, or disease. At Charles F. Betts, Jr., D.M.D. Family Dentistry in Decatur, AL, we may recommend a tooth removal to preserve the health of your mouth. If you need to have a tooth removed, you can trust Dr. Betts to do it in a safe, comfortable manner at our dental office in Decatur, AL.

Reasons for Tooth Removal

When you consider the reasons you might need have to have a tooth removed, the first one that probably comes to mind is that the tooth is damaged beyond repair. That is correct, but there are other reasons as well. Some of those reasons are:

  • Tooth Decay – Decay can get so bad that your tooth will need to be removed. If Dr. Betts cannot save your real tooth, he will recommend this option to prevent pain and to keep the decay from spreading. Genetics, diet, and dental hygiene can all determine whether your tooth can be saved.
  • Gum Disease – The #1 reason for getting a tooth removal is gum disease. Advanced gum disease can result in receding gums, bone damage, and loose teeth, so we may need to extract a loose tooth to prevent further damage. Dr. Betts can treat your gum disease, help you choose a tooth replacement to restore your smile, and bring your mouth back to good health.
  • Crowding – The way your teeth develop and come in may require one or more be removed to keep your smile balanced. New teeth, particularly wisdom teeth, may also cause your other teeth to shift and get out of alignment. Dr. Betts may recommend a tooth removal, sacrificing the incoming tooth for the sake of the rest of your teeth in these situations. Your smile will be better off because of it.

Preserving your oral health is one of our top goals but you may just need a tooth removal. Let Dr. Betts in Decatur, AL help you get all the information you need to make the right choice and keep your mouth as healthy as possible. Call our office today at 256-274-8680 to schedule your appointment. If you have other questions or want to make an appointment, you can use our online form instead. One of us will be in touch.