Chronic tooth pain is never a good sign and is often a symptom of decay or disease. While losing a natural tooth is not ideal, sometimes tooth extractions are the only way to rid your mouth of this decay or disease—and your tooth pain. While tooth extractions are common, we only extract teeth that absolutely must come out and cannot be saved. Depending on your situation tooth extractions may be performed with the overall goal of preserving the health of your smile or preparing for dental implants. With over three decades of experience, Dr. Mark Connelly has completed thousands of tooth extractions, using conservative techniques that minimize complications and trauma to the bone and tissue. We don’t want our patients to live with tooth pain and if our evaluation shows that a tooth cannot be saved, a tooth extraction is often the best solution to help you find relief.
Nothing compares to healthy natural teeth, so replacing your extracted tooth with a permanent dental implant is the ideal choice. Dental implants are designed to mimic natural teeth in every aspect, including their interaction with the jaw bone, their function during eating, and their natural beauty when you smile. We routinely place implants to restore any number of missing teeth, from a single extracted tooth to a full arch of missing teeth. With adherence to this high standard of care and over 30 years of experience in restorative dentistry, Dr. Connelly is considered the go-to dentist in the St. Johns, MI area for both tooth extractions and dental implants. Your treatment for tooth pain does not need to end with an extraction. We have the training and technology to replace your tooth with the gold standard in tooth replacement!