Although we always hope to prevent the loss of a tooth, there are a number of dental conditions that may warrant extraction.
Receiving the news that you need a tooth extracted can feel scary or overwhelming; however, the good news is that it doesn’t have to be a long or painful process. After x-rays and a thorough examination, our highly skilled doctors can remove a tooth with ease and minimal discomfort, and have you back on your feet in no time.
There are a number of situations in which a tooth extraction becomes necessary, such as:
- A patient suffering from advanced gum disease
- Not enough space for wisdom teeth
- Orthodontic patients with excessive crowding
- Candidates for dentures who have worn or compromised teeth remaining
- A damaged or infected tooth that can’t be saved with root canal therapy
- Teeth that are impacted (partially or completely covered by gum tissue) or preventing other teeth from erupting
Our doctors are well equipped and experienced in helping patients through any of these tooth extraction situations. Your comfort is our top priority, and most patients are surprised at how quick and pain-free a tooth extraction can be. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is also available for patients who need a little extra assistance feeling comfortable and relaxed.
Tooth Replacement Options
Patients who’ve lost a tooth to infection or periodontal disease may want to discuss tooth replacement options with Dr. Patel or Dr. Girgis.
A missing tooth greatly affects your oral health, your confidence, and the quality of your daily life. For example, without a replacement, your remaining teeth will begin shifting into the open space left by your missing tooth, putting you at a greater risk for fractures, gum disease, and further tooth loss. We’ll be happy to discuss different options available to you for replacing your missing tooth and protecting your oral health.
We understand that having a tooth extracted is never ideal and may cause you to feel stress or anxiety. For this reason, we make every effort to educate you about the procedure and provide anesthetic that will keep you comfortable throughout the entire appointment. You’ll be given instructions on how to take care of your mouth after surgery for optimum healing, and we’re here to answer any questions you may have during your recovery.
At Modern Day Smiles our goal is to accommodate all of your dental needs in a warm and caring environment. Dr. Patel and Dr. Girgis are gentle and highly skilled dentists, and they will ensure that your extraction goes smoothly and efficiently. If you need a tooth extracted, contact our office today to learn more about how we can help remove your tooth while helping you feel at ease.