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Tooth Extractions
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Dr. Vladana operating on the patient at Cameo Dental Specialists serving the Chicago Communities.Your teeth perform many essential tasks. They allow you to bite and chew your food.

Chewing properly is critical for digestion and your overall nutrition. Teeth control airflow and allow you to make certain sounds when you speak.

They also keep your jawbone strong and healthy. At Cameo Dental Specialists, we understand the importance of your teeth.

That is why, when your teeth suffer damage, we do everything we can to save them. However, there are some instances when your teeth cannot be saved. If this is the case, we can perform an extraction.

What Happens When Teeth are Damaged?

When your teeth are damaged, it is important to schedule a dental appointment right away, even if the damage does not seem that bad at the time of the injury. While small damage might only cause a cosmetic issue, it can worsen over time. More significant damage can cause serious issues. The strength of the affected teeth may become compromised, putting the tooth at risk of splitting or shattering. The health of the tooth is at risk as well. Damage that extends past the enamel can allow bacteria to enter inside of the tooth. This can lead to a painful infection that not only affects your tooth, but that can put your whole-body health at risk as well.

Why Would a Tooth Require Extraction?

Because your teeth are so important, we make every effort to save your tooth. Before we decide to extract your tooth, a consultation is required, during which time we conduct a thorough inspection of your mouth.

Not only do we look inside your mouth, but we also take digital images. These images allow us to see exactly what is happening below the gum line. Every alternative will be considered before deciding to extract. There are several different situations that would warrant an extraction:
•  A crack or fracture that extends below the gum line. Typically, a crack, chip or fracture can be restored with a crown. However, if the damage is below the gum line, a crown cannot protect the tooth. Bacteria can enter from below the gums, leading to a serious infection.
•  Severe tooth decay. In this situation, a filling would be more likely to further damage the tooth than protect it.
•  Your tooth is completely broken or shattered.
•  You have an impacted tooth. An impacted tooth is one that cannot properly erupt through the gums. Your wisdom teeth are the most likely to become impacted, followed by the maxillary canines. Any tooth, however, can face this issue.
•  Overcrowding. Orthodontic treatment is used to straighten misaligned teeth. However, if your mouth is overcrowded, a tooth or two may need to be extracted first to make room.


There are also a few other situations in which a tooth extraction may be required. In these situations, the teeth are not damaged, but they can still cause issues. These situations include:
•  Impacted wisdom teeth.
•  Advanced gum disease.
•  Needing orthodontic treatment to correct overcrowding.


Types of Tooth Extractions

There are two types of tooth extractions that may be performed depending upon your situation. Simple tooth extraction is one like the name suggests, is fairly simple and straightforward. The procedure is done under a local anesthetic. We begin with a tool called an elevator, which helps to separate the gums and periodontal ligament from around the tooth. Forceps are then used to loosen the tooth and then pull it free.

The other type of extraction that may be performed is a surgical extraction. This type of extraction is used in more complex or complicated situations. Like simple extractions, a local anesthetic is administered to numb the extraction site so that you do not feel any discomfort. Sedation may also be provided to help you feel more comfortable during the procedure. An incision is made at the tooth to expose the root and surrounding bone. The tooth is then carefully and completely removed from the socket. Once removed, the socket is cleaned out, and the surgical wound is sutured closed.

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If your tooth cannot be saved, an extraction is your only option. In the event you need an extraction, though, there are options for replacement. Call Cameo Dental Specialists today at (708) 456-7787 to schedule your consultation.
Call Cameo Dental Specialists today to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations in La Grange, River Forest, Berwyn and West Loop serving the Pilsen, Hinsdale, Westchester, Western Springs, Elmhurst, The Loop, South Loop, West Town, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, River North, Humboldt Park, Wrigleyville, Little Village, Cicero and other Chicago communities.

Cameo Dental Specialists provides exceptional dental care with a focus on Endodontics (Root Canals), Periodontics (Dental Implants), and Oral Surgery to the Chicago communities.

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7603 West North Avenue
River Forest, Illinois 60305
708-456-7787
3116 Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, Illinois 60402
708-484-9011
475 West 55th Street, Suite 208
La Grange, Illinois 60525
708-579-0488
910 W. Van Buren Suite 600
Chicago, Illinois 60607
312-201-4141

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