Gentle Extractions with Your Lafayette Dentist
Removing to Repair
It may seem counterintuitive think about tooth extractions as a restorative procedure. Yet, in most cases, removing a severely damaged, infected, or compromised tooth can restore the overall healthy balance of the mouth. Several issues might necessitate tooth extraction, including:
- Severe damage due to advanced tooth decay or injury.
- Advanced periodontitis (gum disease) causes a tooth to become irreparably loosened from the socket.
- Patients with reduced immune function might need a tooth extracted to minimize the risk of infection.
- Some patients who will undergo orthodontic therapy in near future may have a tooth extracted to make room for the movement of remaining teeth.
Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri DDS understands that some of her patients might feel anxious or afraid of having a tooth extracted. To help her patients feel at ease with their course of treatment, Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri provides several gentle sedation options such as nitrous oxide and oral sedation.
Tooth Replacement is Essential
Once you’ve had a tooth extracted, you need to discuss replacement options with Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri. Missing teeth can cause a range of serious oral health problems including the risk of developing TMD, tooth decay, and gum disease. Replacing that missing tooth will help maintain proper spacing along the dental arch and will improve the overall functionality and appearance of your smile. At Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri DDS, we can place high-quality dental prosthetics like bridgework, dental implants, and partial dentures.
Visit Your Lafayette Family Dentist
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri DDS, call our office at 337-704-2126. Our Lafayette dentist’s office proudly provides preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services to families and individuals in Lafayette, LA, the Acadiana region.
Education is key
Education is a lifelong journey and a truly dedicated family dentist never stops learning. To this end, Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri DDS obtains 75-80 hours of continuing education every year, twice the state’s requirement. In addition, Dr. Maestri and her team focus on educating our patients through hands-on techniques and the open sharing of information. Well-informed patients tend to make better decisions when it comes to at-home dental hygiene and lifestyle choices that impact oral health. If you have any questions about family dentistry or feel that you need some professional guidance, please feel free to ask.