What is a tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth, a form of oral surgery that is performed at our office by Dr. Derek M. Stephens.

Why do I need a tooth extraction?

Our skilled dentist will do everything possible to preserve your natural teeth. However, sometimes extracting a tooth will become necessary if a tooth is decayed, damaged, injured, or infected beyond repair. Sometimes a tooth may need to be extracted if there is crowding in the mouth or if the teeth are severely misaligned.

Another common procedure is wisdom tooth removal. Often, wisdom teeth are impacted, grow in at an incorrect angle, or overcrowd the other teeth. In any of these situations, it may be necessary to extract the wisdom teeth.

Is a tooth extraction safe?

Dr. Derek M. Stephens and our caring dental team exercise great care and precision when performing a tooth extraction in Merrillville, Indiana, so you can be confident that the procedure will be as painless and comfortable as possible. We will make sure you receive the highest quality care before, during, and after your operation. For more information on tooth extraction, we welcome you to contact our helpful dental team at Renaissance Dental Enhancement Center.

Tooth Extraction