Tooth Extractions

Edmond, OK Dentist

When a tooth is damaged or decayed, we always try to save it. Keeping your natural tooth is usually your best and least expensive option.

Sometimes, though, a tooth extraction becomes necessary. You may need wisdom teeth removal, for example. We can take care of most of those cases in our office. Other reasons to get a tooth pulled include:

  • Tooth Crowding: Sometimes, new teeth growing in can push other teeth to the side or crack them.
  • Infection or Decay: If a root canal or filling can’t save a tooth from advanced infection and decay, you may need it extracted to prevent it from infecting the rest of your mouth.
  • An Impacted Tooth: This refers to a tooth that actually hasn’t been able to emerge completely because it’s stuck under your gums or under a bone.
  • An Accident: A sudden trauma to a tooth might have left it without enough integrity to be used effectively any more.

We’ve performed many different types of tooth extractions at Redbud Dental, so please call us if you’re experiencing dental distress.

What Happens During an Extraction?

The idea of a tooth extraction can scare many patients. Here’s a complete description of the procedure to make it more understandable.

First, you can have a consultation with your dentist to get all your questions answered. We’ll ensure that a tooth extraction will get you the results you need. You can also discuss our several types of sedation dentistry to relieve your fears even more, if you would like.

During the procedure itself, your dentist will expertly remove the tooth. You’ll barely feel a thing, and it will often be over quickly. In fact, some tooth extractions are performed with a very simple tool called an “elevator,” which will loosen the tooth gently and free it easily.

After the extraction, you’ll need a ride home. Your dentist will instruct you on how to rest and recuperate. You’ll need a comfortable place to lie down along with gauze, pain medicine, ice packs, and soft foods.

Make an Appointment for Tooth Extraction Today

If you need a standard extraction, call to make an appointment today. If you have had an accident that damaged your teeth, call for an emergency procedure. We’ll find you an appointment as soon as possible.

We can’t wait to relieve your pain and get you on the road to normal chewing and a happier smile.

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