Dr. Wendy S. Haefner and our team strive to help you keep your smile healthy for life. Certain conditions, however, may make tooth extraction (tooth removal) the best available option for improving your oral health and function. In these cases, you can rest assured that we will do our best to help you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your treatment. A tooth extraction may be needed if:

• A tooth is so badly decayed or otherwise damaged that we cannot effectively repair it with a dental filling, inlay, onlay, crown, or other treatment
• Serious infection has destroyed a large portion of the tooth and surrounding bone tissue
• There are too many teeth to properly fit in your smile, resulting in crowding that cannot be treated with orthodontics alone
• A primary tooth (baby tooth) is not falling out as normal and is blocking the way for an erupting permanent tooth

Following your tooth extraction in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, our dentist will provide you with detailed instructions on how to take care of your smile as it heals. We are also happy to provide tooth replacement recommendations and services so your smile can be complete and healthy once again. We invite you to call or visit our team today at i smile mathis ferry dentistry for more information and to set up your next appointment!