Protect and Restore your Oral Health with Tooth Extraction Services

Although it’s never a pleasant experience to have a tooth extracted, sometimes it’s necessary to protect surrounding teeth or restore your overall oral health. At Total Health Dental, Aurora, Illinois, we avoid extractions whenever possible. If an extraction is necessary, we try to make it as easy and painless as possible. Knowing what to expect can help alleviate any fears about extraction services

Types of Dental Extractions

There are two types of dental extraction: simple dental extraction and surgical extraction. The first type is used to remove teeth that can be seen and quickly reached. The second type of extraction requires surgery as your dentist has to cut into connective gum tissue to access the tooth and have it removed.

Extracted tooth with tools

Reasons to Have a Tooth Extracted

Anytime a permanent tooth needs to be extracted, Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin will explain how it will be done and why it’s the best option for treatment. The following are some reasons why a permanent tooth may need to be pulled:

  • Extensive damage caused by decay
  • Extensive bone loss due to periodontal disease
  • Overcrowding
  • Impacted wisdom tooth
  • Extensive damage due to accidental injury

Extraction is the only alternative when a tooth is beyond saving and poses a risk to surrounding teeth. Teeth damaged by decay and periodontal disease need to be extracted to keep the infection from spreading and damaging healthy teeth.

Overcrowding can impact your bite, tooth health, and the appearance of your smile, as teeth may overlap or come in crooked. By extracting some teeth, Dr. Khaja makes room for other teeth to align themselves comfortably.

Impacted wisdom teeth are generally extracted to prevent infection or damage to surrounding teeth as they try to come in. Wisdom tooth extraction is a standard extraction procedure. Teeth that are extensively damaged in an accident may need emergency tooth removal to protect surrounding teeth and restore oral health.

Working with an experienced dental professional like Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin for tooth extraction will ensure the success of your treatment. To schedule a consultation for extraction services, contact Total Health Dental at (630) 822-9600. For your convenience, we serve residents of Naperville, Oswego, Plainfield, Montgomery and Aurora, Illinois, and surrounding communities.

Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin, DDS, near me


Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the New York University College of Dentistry.
His goal is to provide total patient satisfaction by surpassing patient expectations. He is motivated by the thought of gifting someone a beautiful smile and teaching people about the importance of a healthy mouth. He focuses on being gentle with patients to enable pain-free dentistry. His aim is to help patients make informed decisions regarding their oral and overall health with the knowledge he provides them.
Dr. Khaja is a member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Chicago Muslim Dental Society (founder and past president), and a member of the Oswego Chamber of Commerce.