The safety and health of our Patients and Team are too important for us to remain open during this time. Effective today, our office is postponing all appointments for non-essential dental treatment based on the recommendations from the American Dental Association. At this time, we anticipate re-opening April 6. We will continue to see patients with dental emergencies so please call our office today if you are experiencing a dental emergency. Thank you so much for your understanding and please be safe!
Maine Family Dental Practice
(207) 947-1166 •
Travis Buxton, DDS

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When do I need a tooth extraction?

dental pain | bangor me dentistAt Maine Family Dental, Dr. Buxton does not recommend a tooth extraction unless we've exhausted all other options. However, if a tooth removal is suggested, it is likely that it's needed to protect your dental health and surrounding teeth.

Situations where extractions are necessary

  • A tooth that has been affected by advanced gum disease (periodontitis)
  • A tooth infected beyond what root canal therapy can restore
  • A tooth that has sustained severe trauma or injury
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Teeth that are overly crowded and impeding orthodontic treatment

In-office dental extractions

Dr. Buxton performs most tooth extractions in our Bangor, ME dental office and we even offer options for sedation such as nitrous oxide to help ensure your comfort throughout your procedure.

If the tooth being removed is not a wisdom tooth, Dr. Buxton is also prepared to discuss tooth replacement options with you. Replacing a failed tooth as soon as possible is critical for protecting your oral health against teeth shifting and bone loss.

Schedule a consultation

If you have questions about your tooth extraction procedure, don't hesitate to call your team at Maine Family Dental. We're here to support you every step of the way and into your recovery process.

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