Schulte Family Dentistry is in the business of saving teeth. We do realize that sometimes decay and/or trauma causes so much damage that removal is your only option. Dr. Lauren is skilled at removing teeth, but oftentimes anatomic structures or other factors cause the oral surgeon to be the most appropriate person to remove teeth. If an extraction is needed, we will always discuss replacement options such as a dental implant or a dental bridge with you.
In cases of wisdom teeth, the way these particular teeth develop and how they erupt from the gums can sometimes make it impossible to keep them without increased risk of decay and damage, both to them and adjacent teeth. Dr. Schulte will make the most appropriate treatment recommendations for your long term oral health and discuss them with you at your appointments.