Tooth Extraction

tooth extractionIf the dental crowding is mild or moderate, oftentimes we can employ mechanics which will allow us to do orthodontics without having to remove any teeth. Sometimes, however, if crowding is severe, or if there is a skeletal imbalance we may elect to do tooth extraction.

I thought orthodontists didn’t do extractions anymore.
For over 100 years orthodontists have fiercely debated whether to extract or not extract, and the pendulum has swung hard both ways a number of times. There are those who will not do tooth extraction no matter how much it is indicated, while there are others who will indiscriminately extract teeth on every patient who walks through the door. Our office rejects both extremes. Non-extraction is a treatment modality, not a treatment goal. We will remove teeth only when it is required.

Will there be spaces left open?
If extractions are done all spaces will be closed up.

PATIENT REVIEWS

Carrie M.
Jun 29, 2014

 

You can tell the minute you walk in that everyone enjoys what they do and that everyone likes each other. You also know there is no revolving door on staff. This tells me that the dentist values his staff and must treat them well so they don’t leave. It is a huge positive to always return to the same people who never forget who you are either. Your office is the BEST!

Pam L. (Periodontal patient)
Jun 29, 2014

 

Due to the severity of my dental needs, my regular dentist referred me to Dr. Engen’s office. Being referred to a periodontal specialist is not something I would wish upon anyone, and it was difficult going to another dentist. However, from the minute I entered their office I was greeted by professional, friendly staff members who acknowledged me with a warm smile and a pleasant, cheerful welcome. The doctors and hygienists demonstrated a high level of expertise and technical competency by effectively communicating the options available to address my dental needs. Each and every staff member I encountered, from the receptionist, to the doctors are extremely dedicated to creating a long term relationship with each one of their patients, including taking the time to educate each patient about oral hygiene. The staff at your office works harmoniously, cooperatively and effectively as a team to make your time with them as productive as possible. I would highly recommend this office to anyone seeking resolution to any dental issues and be assured you will be pleasantly surprised with your time with them.