There are many reasons why tooth removal may be necessary. For example, the tooth may need to be removed as part of your orthodontic treatment in order to allow space for your remaining teeth to move; your tooth may have been injured beyond repair; the tooth may be decayed; or the tooth may be loose as a result of periodontal disease.
Whatever the reason, Dr. Walther will discuss your treatment options and what to expect in detail prior to undergoing your procedure.
Recovery is generally rapid with all but the most difficult extractions. It is best to plan a restful day after your procedure. Return to normal activity can begin the next day, but chewing in the area will require several additional days of recovery. A good rule of thumb is to "let comfort be your guide."