Tooth Extractions

Edmond, OK Dentist

Tooth Extractions in Edmond, OK

Tooth extraction and getting teeth pulled in Edmond, OKWhen 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 may become 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. A tooth extraction may help with tooth overcrowding without the need for orthodontics.
  • Tooth Infection or Tooth Decay: If a root canal or tooth filling cannot save a tooth from advanced infection and decay, you may need to have the tooth extracted in order 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. In the event of a dental emergency, extraction of the affected tooth followed by its replacement with a tooth implant or dental bridge might be your best option.
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal: Wisdom teeth can often be pulled or extracted just like any other tooth. However, if the wisdom tooth is impacted, a small incision can be made in the gum tissue to uncover and extract the tooth.

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 a Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction and wisdom teeth removal in Edmond, OK
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 will barely feel a thing, and it will often be over with fairly 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 will need a ride home. Your dentist will instruct you on how to rest and recuperate. You will 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 tooth extraction or wisdom teeth removal, contact us to make an appointment today. If you have had an accident that damaged your teeth, call for an emergency dentistry 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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