Category: Tooth Removal

How You Might Benefit from Tooth Extraction

Some dental treatments are required for everyone to enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile for life. For instance, everyone needs to attend routine checkup and cleaning appointments at least twice a year, regardless of their age and the state of their dental health. Because cavities are so common many people also need to have a filling… Read more »

A Few Facts About Tooth Extraction

Of all the treatment options you have when it comes to restoring your smile, tooth extraction can seem like the least attractive solution. Fortunately, extracting a tooth isn’t something your dentist will recommend often. In fact, the procedure is only recommended when no other options suffice to save your tooth. If your tooth needs extraction,… Read more »

A Few Questions About Wisdom Teeth

Your last four molars, called third molars or wisdom teeth, often find little room to grow, and can cause a host of problems as they struggle to make room for themselves. If you’ve ever needed a wisdom tooth extracted, then you may be familiar with the discomfort that wisdom teeth often generate. Today, we answer… Read more »

Why Your Dentist Might Suggest Tooth Extraction

Generally speaking, losing a tooth is never ideal. In fact, maintaining a regular schedule of preventive dental visits and sticking to a consistently good hygiene routine should ultimately help you preserve your healthy, natural teeth. However, in some cases, saving a tooth that has been severely damaged or compromised may not be possible, and removing… Read more »

3 Essential Questions To Ask Before Extraction

So, your dentist tells you that you have a tooth that needs to be extracted. A thousand questions start forming in your head, starting with – “how much is it going to hurt?” Take a deep breath, it’s not as painful as it sounds. Plus, think about it this way; your dentist will only recommend… Read more »

Q&A: Dental Extractions

Are you feeling extremely uneasy about our recommendation for an extraction? If so, we certainly understand your hesitation – when you know very little about a treatment, it is easy to make assumptions or simply feel anxious about what you do not yet know. As a result, we would like to fill your mind with… Read more »

Tooth Extraction Quiz

In modern dentistry, our main goal is to provide the best level of care while keeping as much of your natural oral anatomy intact. In some cases, a tooth extraction may become necessary when other treatments have failed, or the tooth has been severely damaged. Rest assured, your dentist will extract a tooth as a… Read more »

Why You No Longer Need Your Wisdom Teeth

Because they are the last teeth to erupt and erupt quite late (coming in between 17 and 25 years of age), the four teeth in the rear of your mouth were coined wisdom teeth. Apparently we are much wiser when we are 17 to 25 years old. For many people, however, wisdom teeth can cause… Read more »

Dry Socket FAQs

Dry socket is probably not a commonly known malady but nonetheless it does exist. If you are not familiar with dry socket, read on. Today, your Des Moines Dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds, shares some FAQs about dry socket.

Do you Require a Tooth Extraction?

Keeping your teeth strong and healthy helps you keep your smile for a lifetime. However, sometimes unfortunate conditions or traumas result in losing teeth. In some cases (such as periodontal disease or facial injury) your teeth may fall out or get knocked out. Other times, Des Moines dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds may have to remove a… Read more »