Rational thoughts on extraction or non-extraction treatment

If we advise someone that extractions are necessary, we always consider the added pain, cost and discomfort to the patient. We understand that such an option is generally unpopular with patients and our referring dentists. However, we must balance this with the cosmetic outcome, the stability and the risk of bone dehiscence (holes) or gum recession. Under all circumstances, we try to avoid extractions as much as possible. Nevertheless, when we believe it is in the patient’s best interests, we are willing to give them the unpopular news – standing by our honesty policy.

Please be very careful with anyone who NEVER extracts teeth.