If you have a tooth that is too damaged to restore, our dentist may suggest removing the tooth. After the tooth is extracted, Dr. Mollie K. Rojas will explain your replacement options to help you find the best fit. For more information about tooth extractions in Chicago, Illinois, or to schedule a consultation at Shoreline Dental Chicago, contact us today at (312) 266-9487.

A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from your smile. We always try to keep every natural tooth in your smile and will first try to save a tooth from extraction, but if we determine that your tooth is unsalvageable, we may suggest that it be removed to prevent it from affecting or damaging other teeth or parts of your mouth. After your tooth has been extracted, we can discuss a suitable tooth replacement option so that your smile can still be full and functional.

We may recommend a tooth extraction for a number of reasons, including:

  • Severe infection that has destroyed a large part of the tooth
  • Serious decay that cannot be treated or restored
  • Crowding and discomfort caused by too many teeth

Our dentist and team can keep you comfortable during your tooth extraction and will remove the tooth as gently and efficiently as possible to reduce your risk of infection and improve your recovery and results afterward. We will also give you some instructions to follow after your treatment to further aid in your recovery and treatment success.

If you have a tooth that is causing you discomfort or appears infected, give us a call to schedule a consultation. We can let you know if the tooth needs to be extracted.