Having a dental extraction is not ideal, but sometimes necessary to protect your oral health. We only recommend a dental extraction as a last resort because it is typically better for your wallet and your long-term oral health if we can save your natural tooth.
We know that one of the main concerns patients have when it comes to dental extractions is that they are afraid the treatment will hurt. We want you to feel confident in the care you receive at DeChellis & Stonestreet Dentistry.
We take every precaution to ensure that your treatment is comfortable. Our dentists have experience providing gentle care and sincerely want you to have an exceptional experience at every appointment.
We will always make sure you are numb before beginning any treatment. Most patients do not feel their procedure and are surprised at how quickly they heal!
Reasons for Dental Extractions
You may need to have a tooth extracted for a number of reasons.
Here are some main reasons why we remove teeth:
- Damage from trauma
- Severe infection
- Problematic wisdom teeth
- Cracked or split teeth
- Deep decay
If you are experiencing tooth pain and want to know if you need a dental extraction, we can help! Just give us a call and we will evaluate your tooth and give you options so you can feel comfortable again.
When we remove a tooth, we always schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure that you are healing properly. It is a good idea to avoid drinking from a straw and smoking following a tooth extraction. Sucking can dislodge the healing tissue from your surgical site and cause painful dry socket, as well as slow down your healing.
We will go over how to keep the area clean so you can heal quickly and comfortably.
In most cases, we will recommend that you decide on a way to replace your missing tooth. Leaving a gap in your smile can cause your teeth to shift and may negatively affect your bite and the health of surrounding and opposing teeth.
We do not recommend replacing wisdom teeth that have been extracted because one of the main reasons for removing them is that there was not enough room there to begin with!
For other cases, we offer:
- Dental implants
- Fixed dental bridges
- Implant-supported bridges
- Partial dentures
- Implant-retained dentures
One of our experienced dentists will explain the pros and cons of each treatment option with you so you can make a decision that makes the most sense for your health and lifestyle!
Are You Experiencing Tooth Pain?
Contact us right away. We look forward to helping you feel like yourself again!