Unfortunately, periodontal disease is one of the most common causes of tooth loss in adults. If the disease is allowed to progress, it can eventually weaken and destroy bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place. Periodontal disease may also contribute to decay in the tooth itself, and infections such as abscesses. While the goal of treatment is always to preserve teeth, it may be necessary for Dr. Jeffrey C. Hambleton to remove a tooth in order to maintain the health of surrounding teeth.
An extraction may also be necessary if a tooth has been seriously damaged by an injury or accident. Extractions are also common in preparation for dentures. Regardless of the cause, our periodontist can ensure your extraction goes smoothly, and that appropriate measures for replacing the tooth are followed.
If you would like to learn more about tooth extractions in Lawrence, Kansas, we invite you to call our periodontist at 785-312-3820. We look forward to answering any questions you have.