Once your permanent teeth have grown in, there may be some instances where the tooth (or teeth) needs to be extracted. These cases need to be properly diagnosed by a professional dentist – any and all alternatives should be discussed when considering tooth extraction. Reasons for a tooth extraction  may vary, but often include one or more of the following:

  • Preparation of orthodontia or cosmetics
  • Infection
  • Risk of infection
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Advanced decay

In most cases, the extraction of the tooth is the last resort in maintaining dental health. In order to keep your teeth healthy and functional, it is important that you keep a proper oral hygiene routine within the home and consistently attend scheduled dental appointments.


At the start of your visit, Dr. Nathan T. Cherrington, our compassionate dentist, will administer a local anesthetic over the specific area where the tooth will be extracted. This will prevent you from feeling any pain during the procedure. Once the local anesthetic has taken effect, Dr. Nathan T. Cherrington will extract the tooth and provide gauze to help you heal. We also provide you with specific instructions on how to receive the best possible results when healing. Soreness and pain will be expected for the first few days after extraction. This is normal, and the soreness will subside. If you would like to learn more, please contact us at Cherrington Dental today!