Dr. Melissa Kenfield has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a dentist for your tooth extractions.
Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Kenfield has averaged 60+ continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout her career; the minimum requirements for the state of Indiana are 20 continuing education credit hours per licensing period!
“I’d forgotten I needed pre-treat anti-biotic. I called & she immediately called in RX, I went to cvs -ready! Plus called, had a cancellation so I got in early. Very nice staff & pleasant experience.”
Dr. Melissa Kenfield, with a high-tech office in Spencer, graduated with distinction from the IU School of Dentistry in 2006. She is always educated and informed on the latest and best dental technologies and trends.
Sometimes other teeth apart from the third molars need to be extracted. Listed below, you will find the most usual reasons why dentists choose to remove other teeth:
If possible, the dentist will always try to save the natural teeth. Wisdom teeth are the only exception, as the extraction is considered a preventive procedure. After those teeth are removed, the patient will chew with no problems, and their smile will remain as bright as before.
Why should patients get an infected tooth removed?
Teeth extensively affected by decay or trauma can affect your well-being if left in the oral cavity. Decay, for example, can progress to neighboring teeth. Periodontal disease can advance and infect the jawbone. Teeth with traumatic damage, such as cracks and fractures, are more vulnerable to bacteria, causing further problems in the future.
After removing the infected teeth, we recommend filling the resulting gap with a dental bridge or implant. During your visit to the dental office, Dr. Kenfield will explain the different alternatives to find the most suitable one for you and your oral health.
Simple Tooth Extraction
Video 01:00 | Video demonstrating a simple tooth extraction. If your tooth is badly decayed and can’t be saved, your dentist may recommend a common surgical procedure called a tooth extraction.