Gentle Dental of Warren
29753 Hoover Road, Suite B, Warren, MI 48093
Severe dental pain can make it practically impossible to go about your normal daily routine. While removing a tooth is always the last resort, there may be times when extraction is the only feasible way to alleviate your pain and restore your oral health. Our highly skilled dentists are able to perform most extractions quickly and with a minimum of discomfort and stress. Call today to schedule your consultation.
Our dentists specialize in simple extractions where the affected tooth is visible above the gumline and can be pulled using dental forceps. We typically recommend an extraction in cases where the tooth is compromised by severe trauma or decay or when the patient is experiencing pain caused by an impacted or infected tooth.
We typically refer patients to an oral surgeon for complicated dental issues requiring a surgical extraction. Examples include complex molar extractions and removal of completely or partially impacted teeth.
Removing a severely damaged or decayed tooth is often the only way to eliminate pain. It can also allow the dentist to treat underlying infections or other issues that may threaten the health of the surrounding teeth. Unfortunately, the gap left by removing the tooth can make the surrounding teeth more unstable, which can cause your teeth to shift out of place or even fall out.
Root canals are an effective treatment option in situations where decay or damage has reached the middle of the tooth. In certain situations, however, the damage may be so severe that a dental restoration is unlikely to preserve the tooth or alleviate your pain. In this situation, an extraction may be the best option. Our dentist will work with you to develop a treatment plan designed to address your unique dental issues.
Although dental extraction is most commonly used to treat diseased adult teeth, there may be situations where a dentist may recommend the removal of a baby tooth. Our dentist may recommend an extraction if the primary tooth is too decayed for a filling or when it is infected or impacted. If you are looking for a gentle, caring dentist to perform a dental extraction for your child, call today to schedule a consultation with one of our dental professionals. Our dentists have the skill and gentle touch necessary to make you and your child as comfortable as possible.
Depending on the severity of your periodontal disease, it may be possible to improve the health of your teeth and gums using more conservative treatments, such as scaling and root planing. If this is not feasible, your dentist may recommend removing the affected tooth. We encourage our patients who have a tooth removed to consider replacing it with a dental prosthetic as quickly as possible. This will prevent the remaining teeth from moving out of position.
Because wisdom teeth typically emerge later in life, there may not be enough room in the jaw for them to emerge properly. This can lead to a painful impaction or infection, or cause damage to the adjacent teeth. Our dentist can perform an assessment to determine if your wisdom teeth should be extracted. Depending on the circumstances, we will either perform the procedure in our office or refer you to an oral surgeon.
If you require orthodontic treatment to correct crooked or crowded teeth, your dentist or orthodontist may suggest having one or more teeth removed. This will ensure that there is enough space in the jaw for the remaining teeth to move during your treatment.
The cost of a dental extraction is based on the complexity of the extraction process and the location of the tooth. Your dentist will go over the cost in greater detail following your assessment. Dental insurance plans typically cover most of the cost of an extraction.
You will need to refrain from strenuous activity and follow our aftercare instructions during the first 24 hours following your procedure. This will promote faster healing and prevent complications, such as dry socket and infection.
The recovery time for a simple extraction is about a week. Surgical and complex molar extractions may take longer.
Call (586) 933-5516 today to schedule your extraction consultation.