If a tooth becomes damaged, impacted, or severely decayed, it may need to be removed. Dental extractions are a general dental treatment that is safe and made comfortable using local anesthetic and oral sedatives. Sedation dentistry keeps patients calm and comfortable during the extraction procedure for pain-free treatment. Waterford Family and Cosmetic Dentistry provide tooth extractions for patients in Leland, NC. If you are feeling tooth pain from an impacted wisdom tooth or infected tooth, call our office today.
Simple and Complex Tooth Extractions
Simple tooth extractions are performed on teeth that are visible from the gum line and may be removed in one piece. We will gently rock it back and forth until it is freed from the jawbone. If a tooth is not visible from the gum line, a complex, or surgical extraction is needed. During this extraction, a small incision is made in the gums so we can reach the tooth. We then remove the tooth in fragments.
If we extract teeth due to infection, we can replace them with dental bridges. Replacing missing teeth after tooth extraction helps to prevent shifting and overcrowded teeth.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth that emerge, usually when patients are in their late teens or early 20’s. When wisdom teeth become impacted, they can cause a wide range of oral health concerns. If there is no space left in the mouth for your wisdom teeth to emerge, teeth can wear down the molars in the back of the mouth. Many patients feel tooth and gum pain when their wisdom teeth begin to emerge. We recommend visiting our office biannually so we can keep track of your wisdom teeth with x-rays and determine the right time for an extraction.
Request a Dental Consultation Today
Our dentists are happy to answer any questions about the tooth extraction procedure at your next appointment. Call our Waterford office at 910-519-1624 or schedule an appointment with our team on our website.