Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores
26210 Harper Avenue, Suite 100, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
When severe decay or damage causes dental pain or threatens the health of the surrounding teeth, an extraction is often the most effective treatment option. If you have severely decayed or damaged teeth, call today to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable and skilled dentists.
A simple extraction involves using dental forceps to grasp the affected tooth. A surgical extraction involves making a small incision in the gum so that the dentist can access and remove the affected tooth. During your consultation, our dentist will perform a comprehensive exam and recommend the appropriate treatment options for your unique dental issues.
Our dentists are able to perform routine extractions where the tooth is visible above the surface of the gum and can be pulled using dental forceps. If your tooth is only partially visible or is embedded under the gum, we may have to refer you to an oral surgeon for a surgical extraction.
Extraction is typically recommended in cases where the patient is experiencing severe pain or when the tooth is too compromised for a restoration.
Our goal is to help patients preserve their natural teeth for as long as possible. Depending on your dental issue, crowns, root canals, or other restorative procedures may be an option. If our dentist determines that a dental restoration is not likely to solve your issue or alleviate your pain, he or she may recommend an extraction. If this is the case, your dentist will also discuss the importance of replacing the missing tooth to protect the positioning and structural integrity of your remaining teeth.
There are several reasons why it may be necessary to remove a primary tooth, including:
If you are looking for a skilled, gentle dentist to perform your child’s dental extraction, give us a call today to schedule an appointment. Our dentists and staff have extensive experience putting nervous children and parents at ease.
If you have mild to moderate gum disease, your dentist may be able to devise a treatment plan to address the issue using relatively conservative treatment options. If you have gum disease that is causing severe pain, an infection, or making your teeth loose, an extraction may be the most feasible treatment.
Although not all wisdom teeth have to be extracted, it is a very common procedure. By the time wisdom teeth emerge in our late teens or early adulthood, there is often not enough room in our jaw to accommodate the teeth. This can cause the wisdom teeth to become trapped under the gumline or even come in at an angle that causes pain or damages the adjacent teeth. Our dentists can remove painful wisdom teeth that are accessible using forceps. If you require a surgical extraction, we will refer you to an oral surgery specialist. Call today to schedule your consultation.
Crowded or crooked teeth can make you self-conscious about your smile and more susceptible to cavities and gum disease. If you are preparing to undergo orthodontic treatment to correct your crowded or crooked teeth, it may be necessary to have one or more teeth removed. This will ensure that the remaining teeth have room to realign during your treatment.
We will discuss cost and payment options in detail following your consultation. Your final cost will be calculated based on the location of the tooth and the type of extraction required. Most dental insurance plans cover the cost of extractions, and we will work with you and your insurer to make sure that you get the most out of your benefits.
You will need to follow the instructions provided by your dentist during the first 24 hours following your extraction. This will help prevent dry socket by ensuring that a blood clot forms at the site of the extraction and help minimize any post-extraction discomfort.
Most patients recover from dental extractions quite quickly. If you have a simple extraction, you should be completely healed in about a week. The process may take slightly longer if you have a more complicated extraction.
If you are looking for an effective treatment for your decayed or damaged teeth, call (248) 850-1809 to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled dental professionals.