Unfortunately, some permanent teeth need to be extracted in order to maintain your oral health. Our dentist, Dr. Lloyd, may recommend tooth extraction for one or more of the following reasons:

  • To prepare the mouth for orthodontics or cosmetic treatment
  • Because the tooth is infected or at risk for infection
  • For advanced periodontal disease treatment
  • To remove advanced tooth decay

Tooth extraction should only be decided on after careful consideration and a consultation with Dr. Lloyd. If possible, another treatment should be decided on to improve your oral health. To learn more about extractions, general dentistry, or how to achieve optimal oral health, please call Dry Creek Dental in Lehi, UT today.