John a Carroll DDS, Oral & Maxillofacial John A. Carroll DDS Colorado Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

John A. Carroll, DDS
Colorado Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

26 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 740
Littleton, CO 80120
303 224 0500 PH
303 224 0606 FX


Dental Extractions

Dental ExtractionsI remove teeth for a variety of reasons including decay, pain, infection, impaction, malposition and crowding, trauma, existing or potential pathology, existing or potential damage to adjacent teeth, orthodontic requirements, prosthodontic requirements, and periodontal considerations. A “routine” extraction refers to “pulling a tooth,” i.e. removing an intact tooth in its entirety. A “surgical” extraction requires loosening the gum tissue around the tooth, removing some of the bone surrounding the tooth roots and/or cutting the tooth into segments to allow for non-traumatic tooth removal. Ridge preservation graft material is often placed into an extracted tooth socket to stabilize a healthy blood clot and/or encourage bone regrowth in the area. Ridge preservation grafting is especially beneficial if one plans to replace the extracted tooth with a dental implant.

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