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Dentist Greenville SC

463 Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607

Call Today

(864) 729-8661

Dentist Greenville SC

463 Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607

Extractions

You were told that adult teeth were built to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, life is filled with many perils for your teeth and they can’t always go the distance. There are lots of reasons why you may need to part with a tooth earlier than you expected.

Reasons Why Tooth Extraction May Be Needed

One common reason for an extraction is that there just may not be enough space in your mouth to accommodate all of your teeth. Teeth sometimes need to be extracted because they’re too tightly spaced and they’re pushing your other teeth out of their original positions. Sometimes a tooth can’t even emerge from below the gum because there are just too many teeth already above it. Often the dentist will recommend removing the tooth before it tries to emerge on it’s own.

Another very common cause is an infection. If a cavity has reached the root of the tooth where the nerve and blood vessels are, the tooth may need to go before the infection spreads to the bone or other areas in the mouth. Similarly, if gum disease has developed unchecked the tooth can loosen from the bone and need to be taken out.

Pain-Free Extractions

Whatever the reason your tooth may need to hit the road, Dr. Keenan has the experience and equipment to make your extraction pain-free. Rest easy knowing that your experience will be a positive one. Several weeks after the extraction, you’ll come in again for a follow up visit to ensure that everything is healing properly. At this time the dentist may discuss options with you such as beginning the process of creating a dental implant to take the place of the tooth that’s been removed.

Questions about extractions?

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Keenan W. Smith DMD PA

Keenan W Smith DMD PA

General Dentist in Greenville, SC


Meet one of Greenville’s best dentists, Keenan Smith. Dr. Smith is an avid volunteer in our community and above all a generous person who devotes his time to helping others. He and his wife Christina, along with their five children, are active members of Grace Church.

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Keenan W. Smith DMD PA

Eric Rackley DMD PA

General Dentist in Greenville, SC


Dr. Eric Rackley has been a part of our practice family since May of 2018 and has been serving patients in the upstate since 2017. “I’m not from here, but I got here as soon as I could!” he often says. A proud alumnus of Clemson University...

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Contact:
Dr. Keenan W. Smith DMD PA
463 Woodruff Rd
Greenville, SC 29607
Office Hours:
  • Mon 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Tues 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Wed 8 AM - 1 PM
  • Thur 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Fri 8 AM - 1 PM
  • Sat    CLOSED
  • Sun   CLOSED