Don’t Worry, We Make It A Seamless Process
We strive to preserve your natural smile, but an extraction may be necessary if:
It is the best choice for your oral and overall health
The tooth is severely decayed or damaged by trauma
Baby teeth have not fallen in time to make way for permanent teeth
Gum disease has loosened the tooth from its foundation
Overcrowding is affecting the rest of the teeth
It is the only way to correct and enhance your smile
We will discuss the procedure and possible restorative dentistry in detail with you.
Assuming you are a good candidate for an immediate dental implant after an extraction, we can restore your smile during the same session.
How Is Extraction Done?
First, we numb the area using a local anesthetic solution. For a simple extraction, the tooth is then gently loosened and removed with forceps.
In cases where the tooth is fractured, has broken off at the gum line, or has a cyst under it, a surgical extraction is required. The surgeon will make a painless incision and extract the tooth or its fragments. During the recovery, pain medication will be prescribed along with detailed aftercare guidelines.
The Tooth Is Out, Now What?Replacement options after an extraction include dental implants, bridges, and dentures. These not only enhance your smile instantly but also improve gum health and prevent potential bone loss. All restoration options will be discussed with you before the extraction to empower you to make an informed decision. In most cases, the modern approach includes placing a dental implant immediately after the extraction. This optimizes the treatment process and healing time. In some cases, same-day fitting may not be possible. The surgeon will then provide instructions on how to look after the socket until a replacement is completed in follow-up appointments.
Our skilled prosthodontists can give you beautiful, functional teeth using crowns and bridges. These artificial teeth can last for over 15 years with proper maintenance and dental care. Even if your crown or bridge has loosened or fallen out, come see us for an excellent fix up.