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When a worn, broken, or rotten tooth cannot be repaired by a skilled dentist, you may need to have the tooth extracted. Anna Vaysman, DMD of Scottsdale Dental Bottega can assist if you need a tooth pulled. She efficiently completes professional extractions at her office. Give Scottsdale Dental Bottega a call to find out if you need to have a tooth extracted.

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FAQs of Extractions

How do extractions work?

When your dentist is unable to save the tooth or teeth, extractions are done. More often than ever before, dentists can use modern procedures to restore and repair teeth that are fractured or rotten; but, in some cases, extraction is the only solution.

Under local anesthesia, your dentist can remove fully erupted teeth, which is typically a simple procedure. Your dentist lifts the tooth and cuts the periodontal ligament holding it in place using specialized tools. Then, using dental forceps, they can extract your tooth.

Surgical extraction is necessary for less accessible teeth, such as those that haven’t fully erupted.

How do I know if I need an extraction?

Some of the most frequent causes for needing extractions include the following:

Extreme decay

Around two-thirds of extractions are required due to untreatable tooth decay, which is the main reason for this procedure. A root canal can be done by your dentist if the tooth’s outer portion is in good shape. However, extraction is required if extensive decay has destroyed your tooth’s outer layers.

gum disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can seriously weaken the bone supporting your teeth, causing them to become loose.


Orthodontics is the practice of straightening teeth using things such as Invisalign® or braces. The teeth must have room to realign for the procedure to be effective, which occasionally entails tooth removal.

Cracked teeth

Most of the time, the root canal procedures used by the Scottsdale Dental Bottega team can salvage broken teeth. However, they carry out extractions when repair is not possible.

Wisdom teeth

Sometimes the wisdom teeth at the back of your mouth get impacted or don’t erupt properly, necessitating a surgical extraction.

What occurs following a tooth extraction?

The jaw bone may degenerate and other teeth may move position if gaps are left after tooth extractions. Therefore, you must replace the missing tooth after your extraction.

One of the best options are dental implants, which give the bone a stable new root to develop around. A dental implant can be made to look exactly like your natural teeth with the help of a custom crown, maintaining the strength of your jawbone.

Dentures and bridges are additional choices. Your best option can be discussed with Anna Vaysman, DMD.

Call Scottsdale Dental Bottega to make an appointment so you can take advantage of the staff’s expertise in conducting extractions.

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