Before the modern age — even 100 years ago — having a tooth removed was a common occurrence. In fact, tooth removal was usually the go-to to solve a rotten tooth, toothache, or any other tooth problem that dentists or barber surgeons could not figure out. Today, however, this is just not the case. With modern dentistry and practices, a vast majority of the time a tooth can be saved if the problem is discovered soon enough. For example, a filling preserves a tooth from rotting, and a root canal can save badly damaged teeth from removal.

Corsi Dental in Woodbury offers the best dental care for you and your family. We not only offer general dentistry, but we also offer more specialized dental services, such as dentures and cosmetic dentistry. We can offer advice and recommendations based on what we’ve seen for dental treatments. In addition, you can rest assured that we take dental extractions very seriously. We won’t recommend a tooth be removed (especially an adult tooth) unless we ardently believe it to be necessary. Below, we’ll take a brief look at some of the instances where you might need a tooth removal service. Contact our exceptional dentists in Woodbury today!


Diseased Tooth

Sometimes a tooth becomes so infected that it cannot be saved. When periodontal disease (the earliest sign of periodontal disease is known as gingivitis) is severe, the ligaments and bone are affected, which can render them unable to support your natural tooth in its place. Periodontal disease is where bacteria from dental plaque builds up and eats away at your teeth and gums. When the ligaments and bones cannot support the tooth, a dental extraction is often recommended.

Severe Decay

The problem with cavities and the nasty kind of bacteria that causes tooth decay is that this decay can reach the center of your tooth, or the pulp. When this happens, an infection can occur. Hopefully, a root canal can be performed where the decayed material is removed, and the tooth is then filled, which keeps the tooth in place. If the infection has spread, antibiotics are often prescribed to prevent the infection from spreading in your body. Sometimes, however, the tooth cannot be saved, and a dental extraction is recommended by your local dentist in Woodbury.

Injury or Accident

In life, accidents occur quite frequently. There are many injuries that can happen to your mouth and teeth that would necessitate a tooth removal. If you were in an automobile accident, you may have hit your face hard and moved teeth out of place. If you play sports, such as hockey or football, you have been hit hard enough to jar a tooth loose, out of place, or even knock it out. While Woodbury dentists make every effort to preserve your tooth after an injury, sometimes it’s just not possible. In these cases, tooth removal may be required. However, a great cosmetic dentist can replace that tooth with an appropriate dental implant to return your smile back to new.


As we mentioned earlier, having a tooth removed is definitely something you don’t sign up for. Our caring and compassionate Woodbury dentists can help make your tooth removal as painless and as quick as possible. We offer many solutions for tooth replacement as well.

We practice sedation dentistry which means you’ll be given the necessary anesthesia and pain medication to help relieve the pain and anxiety that many people experience during a tooth extraction. Our team will work together to ensure you are comfortable before, during, and after the extraction. Be sure to let our team know if there is anything they can do to make you removing your tooth more comfortable for you.

Get the Best Post-Extraction Care from Our Dentist in Woodbury

Once the tooth has been removed, Dr. Corsi will work with you to determine the best route for post-extraction care. Leaving a gap where your tooth once was can cause issues for you in the future, including bone loss in your jaw and the remaining teeth to painfully shift out of place. We can recommend a dental bridge, implant, partial dentures, or full dentures based on your needs and the health of your mouth. You can discuss the options that are right for you during your appointment.

If you are experiencing tooth pain, make an appointment with our office immediately by calling us or contacting us for an appointment through our website. Whether we have to pull the tooth or there’s another solution, you can rest assured that we’ll take great care of you during your visit.

Corsi Dental in Woodbury makes every effort to make you as comfortable as possible during your dental procedures, whether you’re coming in for your bi-annual dental cleaning service or you require a dental extraction. We offer root canals, and we ensure your mouth is numb before we begin. We can prescribe pain medication as well for after a tooth removal if the pain becomes a little too much.

When you need the best dental care in Woodbury, turn to Corsi Dental. Call our local dentists today!