A tooth extraction is never Dr. Fisher’s first choice, but when the procedure needs to be done, he’ll make sure to use an appropriate form of sedation and gentle dental techniques so that you won’t have to worry about discomfort or complications during the procedure. Teeth can be removed for a few different reasons, such as irreparable damage or severe infections. Give us a call if you’re experiencing constant dental pain and are looking for a solution.
Root canals and dental crowns are often used in order to save teeth that have become infected or damaged. This way, the healthy tooth structure can be saved. However, in some situations, it can be better for your long-term health and wellbeing to extract a tooth. Here are some of the reasons why you may need to have a tooth removed:
When a tooth that needs to be extracted has fully emerged from the gums, we can perform a non-surgical extraction. After numbing the area completely with reliable anesthetics, we will use a clasping tool to shift the tooth around until it breaks away from the gumline. If a tooth has not fully emerged from the gumline, pulling isn’t usually a possibility. In this case, you will need to have your tooth surgically removed. During this procedure, a small incision will be made into your gums to allow us to reach enough of your tooth and remove it.
When you see us for a consultation, you can find out which type of extraction is ideal for your individual situation. This will also be the time to discuss possible tooth replacement options after your extraction. This way, you can avoid long-term dental issues caused by tooth loss.
Before you’re able to head home, we will give you specific aftercare instructions to help you recover comfortably and efficiently. Everyone is different, but here are some of the steps that we typically will recommend for optimal recovery: