Robert B. Ruyak, DMD

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Different Reasons for Tooth Extractions

At the dental office of Dr. Robert B. Ruyak, DMD, we understand that your permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime. However, there are some situations where a tooth will need to be extracted. Although we will do our best to make this a last resort, sometimes tooth extractions are unavoidable. Removing a tooth is absolutely necessary when decay or an abscessed tooth is so severe that no other treatment will cure the infection. Other reasons for tooth extractions are:

  • When people have extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in.

  • When baby teeth don’t fall out in time to allow permanent teeth to come in.

  • Sometimes people who are getting braces may need teeth extracted to create room for teeth that are being moved into place.

  • Some teeth may need to be extracted if they have the potential of becoming infected.

If you have any of these issues, or if a tooth that is causing you pain, please give us a call. To learn more about tooth extractions as well as services we provide at the practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert B. Ruyak, DMD at his Bethlehem, PA dental office, call 610-861-0777.

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