We try to save teeth as a first priority. However, we may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. In most instances, we will extract the hopeless teeth and bone graft the sites to preserve your jaw bone. In select cases we may refer you to or an oral surgeon or a periodontist for the extractions.
Contact Dr. Marlin in his Washington DC dental office by calling 202-244-2101 to discuss tooth extractions.