Tooth Extraction Made As Painless As Possible
The expression “it’s like pulling teeth” is popular for a reason. Nobody wants to get their teeth pulled, much less likes it. Because of this, we do what we can to save your natural teeth. However, this may be impossible for some cases, and at our Concord dental office, we pride ourselves on making your tooth extraction or dental surgery as painless and simple as possible when it’s necessary.
Reasons You May Need Tooth Extraction
Wisdom Teeth Removal: This is the number one reason why many people need dental surgery. When your wisdom teeth start coming in, they may be impacted, infected, the wrong direction, or crowding your teeth, making removal necessary.
Infection: If a tooth has decayed beyond the point of restoration, our dentists may recommend extraction.
Extra Teeth: Some people have extra teeth that prevent other teeth from coming in fully.
Process for Tooth Extraction
Simple Extraction: This procedure is used for teeth that can be seen in the mouth. It is, as the name suggests, a fairly simple procedure.
Surgical Extraction: This procedure is used for teeth below the gum line, as in the case of wisdom teeth which have not broken through the gums or a tooth that has broken off beneath the gums. It is a more in-depth process and may require a longer healing time.
What to Expect
Your Concord dentist will put you at ease, discussing your anesthesia options with you so we can be sure that you are as comfortable as possible. During the procedure, you should not feel any pain, only pressure in the area of the extraction. Tell your dentist immediately if you feel pain or pinching.
Your dentist will discuss care techniques with you before and after your surgery, so you know what to do to make your recovery quick and easy.
If you feel you need a tooth extraction, contact us today for your consultation.