Sometimes, if your teeth are too impacted, too crowded, or too infected, we may recommend a tooth extraction as the best solution. Dr. Kelson has extensive training and experience in this procedure and will do everything possible to make your appointment as simple and painless as possible.
At Dental Horizons, we perform tooth extraction to address a number of situations. We may need to extract teeth in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, or to replace decayed teeth with bridges or implants. Sometimes, in younger patients, we may need to remove to allow other teeth to grow in properly. And, of course, the most common reason: wisdom teeth.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth usually appear sometime between the ages of 17 and 25, and, in most cases, there is usually not enough space in the mouth for them.
It’s rare that they erupt properly, and even if they do we may still recommend an extraction to avoid any unforeseen problems down the road. Impacted wisdom teeth could damage nearby teeth, make it harder to brush and floss, and lead to infections.
How Teeth Are Extracted
The extraction process begins with a detailed digital X-ray so we can determine the position of the tooth and root and decide what actions will produce the best results.
We will usually use a local anesthetic, but we can work with you to determine another form of sedation is necessary.
After the procedure is finished, we’ll provide instructions on how to take care of your mouth to make sure you heal properly and don’t end up with dry socket.
You can also read our post-operative instructions to improve your healing experience.
An Extraction without the Anxiety
At Dental Horizons, we have the skills, experience, and technology to perform any teeth extractions quickly and comfortably. We understand that a lot of people experience real anxiety over this procedure, but we do everything we can to minimize any pain and help you on the road to recovery.
Contact us today to set up an appointment today.