Smile Missoula

Andrew C. Althauser, DDS
Ste C, 237 SW Higgins Avenue
Missoula, MT 59803-1485
(406) 721-2830
Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
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There are many reasons why teeth need to be removed, and thanks to Dr. Olsen’s surgical training in the removal of unwanted teeth, they are able to make this experience as simple and painless as possible.

Some of the common reasons for extractions:

The tooth is simply not repairable, or may be impractical to repair under the circumstances. This includes teeth that are decayed below the gum line, or teeth that have lost too much bone due to gum disease.

Removal of the tooth may be a matter of health. This is the case in the decision to remove wisdom teeth, teeth associated with cysts or infections, or teeth that would otherwise compromise the patient’s oral health if left in place

Teeth are frequently removed because they are crowded and their removal would create a situation which could be repaired in their absence. Orthodontists request extractions to give them more room to move teeth around. Sometimes crowded front teeth are removed and replaced with implants, bridges, or removable partials.

If you have questions about extractions, please contact Smile Missoula for more information.