Sometimes the fastest solution to pain relief is removing a damaged tooth. Or maybe you have a tooth that’s non-restorable and you’re ready to finally rehabilitate your smile.
When it’s not possible to repair or preserve a natural tooth, extracting it is the next step in care.
Ensuring Your Comfort
Having a tooth removed is often a fairly straightforward procedure. Ultimately your comfort is one of our top priorities. Our effective numbing medications will ensure that the only thing you feel is a bit of pressure so that you’re never in any pain. Sedation dentistry options may also be available, depending on your situation.
After Your Tooth Removal
Extracting a tooth creates extra space in your smile that isn’t supposed to be there. Even if the “gap” that’s left behind isn’t an aesthetic concern, the room between teeth means that the adjacent tooth may start to tilt inward. Opposing teeth might also start to erupt further out of the socket, looking for a biting partner.
If you’re planning to take a tooth out, it’s helpful to have a game plan in place to replace it shortly thereafter. A restoration such as a dental bridge or implant can help you to continue biting and chewing normally while preserving natural tooth placement throughout your mouth.
We can guide you through the choices available to help you settle on the best one for your situation.
Do I Need to Remove My Tooth?
If you’re in severe pain, experiencing a dental emergency, or your tooth has extensive decay or gum disease, then an extraction may be the best thing to do. We’ll help you get out of pain so that you can comfortably sit and discuss the next best steps to take.