Sometimes, despite the best efforts, you can't save every tooth, and it needs to be extracted. We keep people comfortable by making sure that the local anesthesia is thorough and profound. At any point in the procedure, if they are uncomfortable, we stop and we can reassess the situation.
As far as replacing missing teeth, the options available are usually either some type of a partial, or full denture, a bridge, or an implant. We offer all of those procedures, here, at Edgewood Dental Care.
You should try to keep your teeth for as long as possible. Yet at times, a tooth is just too painful or too damaged to save. Tooth extractions could be the best move to save your oral health in those circumstances.
At our Edgewood, KY dental office, we remove teeth:
- To end pain while eating
- To get rid of severely infected or damaged teeth
- To help prepare for orthodontic treatment
Sometimes letting go of a problem can make things better. If you need to take out a tooth for any reason, including wisdom teeth, talk to our team at Edgewood Dental Care to find out how to make this process as pain-free as possible. Call 859-474-7830 for an appointment or for more information.
Don’t Let a Bad Tooth Ruin Your Smile
If your tooth can be saved, you should try to save it. Even so, bad breaks, deep cracks, and severe decay can weaken a tooth so that it becomes a bigger problem to keep. When this happens, your bad tooth could ruin your smile.
Taking out a tooth or two also can make orthodontic treatment simpler and faster. Straightening teeth can be complicated when someone has severe crowding. In those situations, removing teeth can help everything go smoothly while your braces are on and after they come off.
Keep in mind that we offer painless anesthesia as well as three sedation options – including IV sedation. We also plan your extraction using digital X-rays and 3-D images. You should feel confident that your teeth can be extracted without any pain during your procedure.
Remember to Restore Your Smile, Too
If you do have a tooth taken out due to infection or injury, it’s usually a good idea to replace it as well. The best option would be to get one or more dental implants. Depending on how many teeth need to be replaced, implants can support a dental crown, bridge, or dentures. Losing a tooth doesn’t have to mean losing your smile or your ability to eat the foods you love.
To prevent bone loss following extraction and prepare the area for dental implants, we may recommend a socket preservation procedure. We will place a special growth-enhancing substance into your missing tooth’s socket to maintain the structure of your jawbone.
Taking out a tooth should be pain-free. Schedule your tooth removal with dental sedation at Edgewood Dental Care. To learn more about our tooth extractions in Edgewood, KY, call us today at 859-474-7830.