Gentle Dental of Shelby Township
4737 24 Mile Rd Suite 1, Shelby Township, MI 48316
If you have diseased or damaged teeth, our dentists will do everything possible to help you save your teeth and improve your oral health. Unfortunately, there are situations where the damage or decay is so bad that restoration is not feasible. Extraction may also be necessary to correct orthodontic issues, such as overcrowding, or to alleviate pain caused by a tooth impaction. Our dentists offer affordable, convenient dental extraction in a friendly and stress-free environment.
Depending on the location and condition of the tooth, you may require either a simple or surgical extraction. A simple extraction involves removing the tooth by grasping it with forceps. Surgical extraction entails making small incisions in the gumline so that the dentist can access the tooth. This is most commonly done with impacted teeth or molars. Our dentist will assess your dental issue to determine which type of extraction is right for you.
Our dentists are able to perform extractions where the tooth is fully visible above the gum and can be pulled using dental forceps. If your dental issue requires a more complicated surgical extraction, we will arrange a referral to a qualified oral surgeon.
We do everything possible to ensure that our patients maintain their natural teeth for as long as possible. Even moderately damaged teeth can often be saved using root canals, crowns, and other restorative techniques. If the decay or damage reaches deep inside the tooth or impacts the health of the surrounding teeth, extraction may be the only option.
If you have decay or tooth damage that affects the middle of your tooth, our dentists will help you determine if a root canal is still an option. If not, we will arrange for you to have the tooth removed. We will also go over your options for replacing the missing tooth. It is important to fill the gap with a dental prosthetic to ensure that your remaining teeth do not shift out of place or even fall out.
Performing dental extractions on children requires unique skills, a gentle touch, and the ability to remain calm and reassure both the patient and the parents. If your child needs a tooth extracted because of pain, severe decay, infection, or impaction, call our office to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced and caring dentists.
If you have mild to moderate gum disease, your dentist may recommend a variety of treatments to improve the health of your teeth and gums, including scaling and root planing, surgery, or antibiotic medications and rinses. If the disease has reached the point that it is causing you pain or is attacking the ligaments that hold your teeth in place, extraction may be the best treatment option.
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that typically emerge in our teens and early twenties. It is common for wisdom teeth to become impacted, infected, or crowd the adjacent teeth. When this happens, your dentist may recommend extraction to alleviate your pain or prevent damage to your other teeth. Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to pull a wisdom tooth in our office. If it is severely impacted, we will most likely refer you to an oral surgeon.
Orthodontic treatment using braces or aligners is typically used to correct crowding, spacing, and alignment issues. To make your treatment as effective as possible, a dentist or orthodontist may recommend having one or more teeth removed to make room for the remaining teeth to shift into the proper position.
The cost of a dental extraction varies based on the location of the tooth and the type of extraction required. If you have dental insurance, the majority of the cost will likely be covered. If you are concerned about being able to pay for your extraction, ask our staff about payment plans and dental discount programs.
Before you leave our office, we will go over how to care for the extraction site to prevent complications and promote faster healing.
Most patients are able to return to normal activity within 24 hours and are completely healed within a week. You may take a little longer to heal if you are having a molar removed or a surgical extraction.
Call (248) 721-4086 today to schedule a consultation for a dental extraction or one of our other dental services.