No one wants to consider removing their teeth unless it is absolutely necessary. At Smile Design Studios, we practice preventive dental care to help our patients retain their natural teeth whenever possible. However, there are circumstances when removing teeth is the best or only option. When a tooth extraction is needed, we provide a comfortable, safe environment for your procedure.
The most common teeth that need removal are the wisdom teeth. These large molars can cause problems when they arrive and need extraction to prevent misalignment, pain or infection. Other teeth that may need removal include those that are damaged beyond repair. A crack below the gum line in a tooth may require it to be removed. Our dental team always looks at all the options for saving a tooth before recommending extraction. If removal is needed, we offer gentle extractions with little discomfort for our patients.
Painless Tooth Removal
Most tooth removal procedures are quick and can be performed without sedation. Many patients have anxiety when it comes to tooth extraction and prefer some type of sedation. We offer local anesthesia for tooth removal but also have nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation available for our patients. Our dentist will discuss our sedation options before scheduling your tooth extraction. The goal is to ensure you are relaxed and comfortable during the procedure.
Typically, the recovery period after a tooth extraction is quick. We recommend that our patients rest and relax for a day or more after the procedure and follow the post-procedure instructions carefully. There is usually some slight discomfort for a few days, but this can be relieved with medication as the area heals.
If you have a tooth that needs to be removed, you can trust the experienced team at Smile Design Studios to make it as stress-free and painless as possible. Contact our office to schedule your exam, and learn about what to expect during your tooth extraction procedure.