Teeth Extractions

Teeth Extractions in Belleville, IL

Our goal as dentists is to conserve as much of your natural tooth as possible. However, when you’re in a situation where teeth extraction is the only option, trust in us to gently and carefully remove your problem teeth.

Are you sick of dealing with tooth pain? When you need teeth extraction service, whether it’s for wisdom teeth or other issues, turn to Smile Team Dental, now serving Belleville, Swansea, Fairview Heights, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Saint Claire, Madison County, Cahokia, Granite City, Shiloh, Dupo, Scott Air Force Base, O'Fallon, and Alton, Illinois. Contact us today to receive an expert opinion on whether your tooth needs to be removed.

When is Teeth Extraction Necessary?

There are several reasons why teeth extraction may be the only viable option. The following are cases that may require teeth extraction services:

  • Periodontal Disease
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Infection
  • Orthodontic Treatment
  • Tooth Decay

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are your third molars which are the last teeth to develop in your mouth. They usually appear from age 17 to 25, also known as your “Age of Wisdom.” When your wisdom teeth become impacted, you will most likely require teeth extraction. An impacted tooth is a tooth which is unable to fully enter your mouth to join your other teeth. The tooth cannot break through your gums because there is not enough room. This is a common problem as most people experience at least one impacted tooth in their lifetime.

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Possible Problems Caused by Wisdom Teeth

Even when you don’t necessarily have tooth pain, teeth extraction may be important for preventative dentist treatment. When left in the mouth, impacted teeth could become infected, damage other teeth, or lead to gum disease. Because the third molar area is more difficult to keep clean, bacteria can travel from your mouth to your bloodstream where it could possibly cause problems by infecting the kidneys, heart, or other organs.

Additionally, when periodontal disease develops in the wisdom tooth areas, the issue will persist and progress but could improve after teeth extraction. Even in some instances, a cyst or tumor could form around the bottom of the impacted wisdom tooth. As cyst or tumor progresses, it could lead to other serious problems, such as hollowing out your jaw and damaging surrounding teeth, nerves, and other structures.

Compassionate Dental Care

Our caring and compassionate doctors are committed to providing you with superior dental service, no matter what your needs may be. When you need teeth extraction, we are here to handle your issues with the utmost precision and care. Trust in our educated and experienced professionals to treat your smile with a smile.

Call our office today for details about our teeth extractions in Belleville, including Swansea, Fairview Heights, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Saint Claire, Madison County, Cahokia, Granite City, Shiloh, Dupo, Scott Air Force Base, O'Fallon and Alton, Illinois.

The Missouri Dental Board and the ADA do not recognize the treatment of TMJ (neuromuscular dentistry) or cosmetic dentistry as a specialty. Further, the ADA does not require any additional training of dentists who perform or advertise these procedures. Dr. Quigless practices general dentistry in St. Louis, Missouri but he has many continuing education hours in cosmetic and TMJ therapy procedures at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Education.