After careful consideration of the latest CDC and government recommendations, we have made the difficult decision to close our office for all patients with general dental needs until Monday, March 30th, 2020; however, we will open for emergency patients on an as-needed basis. Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry is committed to flatten the curve and slow progression of this illness in our community. We have enforced extra measures to ensure our office is a safe environment and we are proud of our daily infection control, but we also recognize the importance of practicing social distance and reducing public exposure. 

During this time, we remain committed to serving your dental needs. Our office is scheduled to open on Monday, April 6th, 2020, but should anything change with our schedule, our staff will keep you updated. Stay well and help those around you who are in need!  Dr. Kai, Dr. Obeid, and staff

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Conditions That Warrant a Tooth Extraction

December 16, 2016
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Posted By: Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry
Dental Tools | Alpharetta, GA Dentist

Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, there is always the possibility that you might need a tooth extraction at some point.

Sometimes, even patients who practice good home care and go to the dentist regularly will find themselves needing a dental extraction at our Alpharetta dental office. And while dentists will generally go to great lengths to save a tooth, there are instances where extraction becomes necessary.

Let’s take a look at some of the instances that may warrant getting a tooth pulled.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth extractions are one of the most common types of extractions. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the final teeth to grow in and usually do so when people are in their late teens and early twenties.

Some people never have trouble with their wisdom teeth; others find that they can cause issues. For instance, there is sometimes not enough room in the jaw for them to grow in properly. If this is the case, they can become impacted, which means that they never fully break through the gums. Not only can this be painful, but it can cause problems for the adjacent teeth. In this situation, wisdom teeth need to be removed to protect the health of the rest of the teeth.

Other Tooth Extractions

A dentist’s goal is always to save a natural tooth whenever possible. But the truth is, sometimes, in spite of everyone’s best efforts, a tooth is so badly decayed or damaged that it must be extracted. Leaving it can pose a risk to the health of the rest of the teeth in the mouth. Often, a tooth must be removed to prevent recurrence of infection.

Find Out More about Tooth Extraction

If you suspect you might need a dental extraction in Alpharetta, contact Dr. Kai Liang at Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry for more information.

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