At Prosthetic Dentistry of Olympia, Dr. Rick Jude will always try to save a natural tooth whenever he can. However, if a diseased tooth is putting your oral health at risk or if we need to make room for new replacement teeth, then tooth removal in Olympia may become necessary. If you need any teeth removed, we will:Doctor Rick Jude on tooth extractions Read Transcript
In most cases, we give our patients the option of seeing an oral surgeon. We work with a large number of local oral surgeons, and we're very lucky here that we have phenomenal surgeons in the Olympia area. Some people will choose to have a simple extraction done here in our office. I'm very comfortable doing those when I need to. It's become less and less common these days because most people would prefer to go to sleep during a procedure. If that's not their preference, then most of the time I can take care of it here with just a simple local anesthesia and simple extractions.
- Ensure you’re completely comfortable before we begin
- Make sure your treatment is quick, accurate, and efficient
- Offer you teeth replacement options for your missing tooth
- Provide any follow-up care needed
Call Dr. Jude’s team today at 360-229-5861 to schedule your tooth extraction. We’ll give you the highest level of care possible.
Put Your Dental Care in the Hands of Our Caring Experts
Preserving our patients’ natural teeth is one of our top priorities at Prosthetic Dentistry of Olympia. Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but inadequate oral hygiene, disease, and injury can all wreak havoc on your pearly whites.
Often we can repair a damaged tooth with a filling, an inlay or onlay, or a crown. If your tooth is badly diseased and causing you severe pain, we may refer you to a specialist for a root canal treatment to save your tooth.
Tooth extractions are often needed to prepare your mouth for new dentures or full-arch replacement. Dr. Jude will discuss all your restorative options with you and help you decide the best course of action for your situation.
Replace a Missing Tooth to Keep Your Smile Healthy
If we do have to remove one of your teeth, it is always best to replace it with an artificial tooth. Leaving an empty space in your smile can allow your other teeth to shift their positions. Over time, this shift can affect the alignment of your teeth and interfere with your bite, causing discomfort when you chew.
The best way to replace a single missing tooth is with a dental implant capped with a crown. We can arrange to have an oral surgeon place an implant, then after a healing period, we can anchor your new crown to the implant. Our crowns are crafted by a professional lab using CAD/CAM technology to ensure that they look fantastic, feel comfortable, and give you great performance for many years.
When you need tooth removal in Olympia, call Prosthetic Dentistry of Olympia at 360-229-5861 for an appointment.