We know that contemplating a tooth extraction is rarely pleasant. In our office, we will ensure that your tooth extraction is quick, painless, and only performed if absolutely necessary.
The Last Option
The loss of just one tooth can have an impact on your entire mouth over the years of your life. Not only will your smile be visibly affected, but your overall oral health can be negatively impacted as well. That is why we prefer to save your natural teeth whenever possible.
Avoiding Tooth Extractions
Avoiding tooth extraction is something that can be done through preventative care, which includes consistent oral hygiene and faithful semi-annual checkups and cleanings. These simple precautions can help you avoid more serious procedures and keep your natural teeth in your mouth.
When Extraction Can’t Be Avoided
Sometimes we are unable to save a natural tooth. When the situation gets to that point, we will recommend a tooth extraction. Situations that may require tooth removal include:
- Continuing tooth decay.
- Continuing infection or abscess.
- Continuing gum disease.
- Teeth that are impacted into the gums.
- Fractured teeth.
What if I must have a tooth pulled?
While Dr. Dickens is trained to do everything possible to save your natural teeth, sometimes he will have no choice but to recommend an extraction. In that case, we will need to perform x-rays to gather as much information as we can before the tooth removal. In the most difficult situations, we may refer you to an oral surgeon.
What does an extraction involve?
An extraction involves removing a decayed or damaged tooth from its socket. A skilled dentist that is trained to use the proper techniques will be able to greatly reduce any pain and discomfort.
We are confident that our dentists here at Masterworks Dentistry will meet those qualifications and give you the best extraction experience that we can offer.
If you have any questions about our extraction process or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today!