Unfortunately, sometimes the only solution we have to your tooth pain or dental trouble is to remove the tooth. On the bright side, we can take care of any tooth removal that you need quickly and painlessly.
Tooth removals, also called tooth extractions, typically fall into 2 main categories, simple extractions or surgical extractions.
This means that no cutting, digging, bone removal or stitching was needed to remove your tooth.
A more technically unique circumstance that requires one or more of the following: cutting, digging, bone removal or stitching. Teeth that most often need to be surgically removed are upper molars, canines (I teeth), first pre molars and wisdom teeth. During my residency program I was given additional training significantly above what we received in dental school for the removal of teeth.
If we can’t take care of your situation there will be no charge for your visit and we will give you your X ray to take to your dentist of choice. This excludes wisdom teeth.
How the tooth extraction works:
If you have never had a tooth extraction performed before, it can seem very intimidating. It can be even more so if you’ve had it done in the past and it wasn’t a good experience!
Fortunately, we do have solutions to help you deal with your fear or anxiety. See our information about sedation dentistry.
In order to resolve your tooth pain or discomfort, we typically follow these steps:
- Identify which tooth is causing the trouble by taking a single or multiple X rays.
- Performs 4 special tests to identify which tooth is giving you trouble.
- Treatment options are presented.
- Numb the gum first with a topical numbing agent.
- Local anesthetic is carefully and gently administered.
- The numbed tooth is removed.
Now, many people have trouble with the fact that there is a fair amount of pressure needed to loosen some teeth, in addition to the wiggling and movement of the tooth, something that for many is very unusual to feel in the mouth.
Lastly the sounds are very strange. You are welcome to bring your music device with you and turn it up to help with the sounds.
However, as far as getting the tooth out, it’s typically a pretty quick procedure and is over in just a few minutes.
If you think you may need a tooth removed, contact our office at (513) 896-1573 to schedule a no cost dental evaluation.