A dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.
Doctor Troy Hoover, DDS is conveniently located in both Elizabethton, Tennessee for those in the local area of Elizabethton, Johnson City, & Bristol, Tennessee; and in Linville, North Carolina for those folks living in Elk Park, Newland, Banner Elk, Grandfather Mountain or Linville North Carolina.
Dr. Joan C. Schmitt is now practicing in the Linville office providing periodontal care.
THE PAINFUL TRUTH
After working in dentistry since 1994, Dr. Troy Hoover has developed a theory on why people avoid dental work – pain. “That’s what keeps most people out of the office,” Troy Hoover said. “So many people are scared. We’re hoping to change that.” Have no fear! Dr. Troy Hoover understands that “dental phobia” is common and works with all patients to alleviate that fear. With twenty years of experience he has refined techniques to provide treatment that is as painless as possible.
PARTIAL / FULL DENTURES
Dr. Troy Hoover performs extractions and offers both partial and full dentures to rebuild a great smile. Doctor Hoover offers dentures for those living in Elizabethton, Johnson City, & Bristol, Tennessee; and in Elk Park, Newland, & Banner Elk, North Carolina.
A removable partial denture (RPD) is a denture for a patient who desires to have replacement teeth for functional or aesthetic reasons and who cannot have a bridge (a fixed partial denture) for any number of reasons, such as a lack of required teeth to serve as support for a bridge or due to financial limitations.
The reason why this type of prosthesis is referred to as a removable partial denture is because patients can remove and reinsert them when required without professional help.