Although Dr. Blevins tries to use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there are still some occasions when a tooth needs to be extracted. Some of the reasons for extractions include severe decay, infection or abscess, advanced periodontal disease, fractured teeth or roots, and orthodontic correction. If it is determined that an extraction is needed, an x-ray will be taken to ensure that no infection is present and to understand the shape and position of the tooth. It is always our goal to save your natural teeth, but if it cannot be saved, removing a harmful tooth can spare you time, money and pain.

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Legacy Dental Center

Dr. Melanie Blevins

148 County Road 775 Proctorville, Ohio 45669

Phone: 740-886-7000

Fax: 740-886-5518

Monday 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm
Wednesday 8am-5pm
Thursday 8am-5pm

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