Posts Categorized: Extractions

What is Dry Socket?

You’ve heard of tooth decay, you know about fillings, you’ve heard of tooth extraction, but have you ever heard of dry socket? Most tooth extractions heal within a couple of days, but a common complication is called dry socket. Take your Lake Forest Dentist, Dr. Fondriest’s true or false quiz below to find out how much… Read more »

Do You Really Need To Pull My Tooth?

Sometimes the answer to that question is yes, regardless of all of the dental treatments available today. The most common tooth extraction is wisdom tooth removal, but other reasons for tooth extraction include tooth trauma, crowding, and disease. Your dentist will consider all options available before settling on tooth extraction as the treatment of choice…. Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist Restores Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Do you suffer from tooth loss? According to a recent study conducted by the American Association or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69% of adults over the age of 35 are missing at least one permanent tooth. As we age, the rate of tooth loss often increases. The study went on to reveal that by age… Read more »

Winnetka, IL Dentist Explains Extractions

The main focus of today’s article is about extractions and the varying types. For patients who may need an extraction in the near future, this post can provide some insight on the procedure. Dr. James Fondriest, your Winnetka, IL dentist, discusses extractions with his patients. Types of Extractions Simple. Patients who need simple extractions won’t… Read more »