Our goal is to keep all your teeth healthy and intact for as long as possible. Whether you need oral surgery for tooth removal or bone grafting for dental implants, It’s obviously preferable to save teeth rather than extracting them, but a situation may arise where extraction is the best option for protecting your overall dental health. If we determine that extraction is the best plan, you’ll probably have a number of questions and concerns. Will it hurt? Who will perform my extraction? How long will recovery take?
We Listen to Your Concerns
As partners in your oral health care, we take the time to get to know you so you feel comfortable with us. That way, if you need a dental procedure like a tooth extraction, you can be confident that your needs will be met by professionals you know and trust. We have lots of patients, but when you’re with us, you have our complete, undivided attention.
We’re sensitive to your concerns and we want to reassure you that we’ve performed many successful, stress-free extractions over the years. For more severe cases, we can refer patients out to an oral surgeon. Our caring professional team knows exactly how to make sure that your extraction is as comfortable as possible.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
If a tooth is damaged extensively because of dental decay or an accident and can’t be saved any other way, removing it may be the only option that makes sense. Other situations where we may find it necessary to remove a tooth include:
Severe damage or infection that can’t be treated with a root canal
A crack or fracture of a tooth below the gum line
Placement of full or partial dentures
Preparation for orthodontic treatment
Partially impacted wisdom teeth
Extensive periodontal disease
We’ll discuss all your options with you so you can make the decision that is right for you and your oral health. If you’re interested in tooth replacement after your tooth is removed, we’ll share those options with you as well.
Your Comfort Is Important to Us
Even regular dental visits can lead to some anxiety for many people, so it’s not unusual for you to be apprehensive about the idea of tooth extraction. Our goal is to help you feel completely comfortable, and we’ve got the experience to make your treatment as efficient and stress-free as possible. We’ll put you at ease and support you throughout your procedure. If you’re very anxious and need extra help relaxing, ask us about our effective sedation options like oral conscious sedation.
If you have a painful tooth or have been told you need an extraction, please contact our office, and schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Coolican. We’ll evaluate your situation and make recommendations to provide the treatment you need to protect and maintain your oral health.