Tooth extraction may be required for patients for a number of reasons. Teeth are removed if they are broken or have decayed beyond repair by crown, fillings or other treatments. In other cases, patients may have to undergo tooth extraction because they have teeth blocking incoming teeth, teeth that create a problem during orthodontic treatment due to lack of space in the mouth.
To determine the best way to remove teeth that are causing irritation or other problems, we perform X-rays of the area of the mouth they are located. Most all necessary extractions are performed in the office. In rare cases a referral by Dr. Cheloha to a specialist may be warranted.