Let’s face it: Nobody wants a tooth extraction. We do everything possible to save your natural teeth, but in some cases a tooth can’t be salvaged or is creating conditions that will affect your overall oral health. In those cases, we will carefully and gently extract your damaged tooth, using a minimally invasive approach.
We want you to feel comfortable. To make that happen, we offer oral sedation or nitrous oxide for some procedures or to help patients who are anxious or fearful of dental treatment. You’ll also receive a Comfort Menu at the beginning of your visit. You can choose to have a warm blankets, use supportive pillows, or listen to music with noise-cancelling headphones.
Depending on your procedure, you may choose to receive oral sedation and/or nitrous oxide. Your doctor will then carefully and gently extract your damaged tooth, using a minimally invasive approach of removing the tooth in segment.
The gap created when a tooth is extracted can be problematic, causing the jawbone and gum to deteriorate and shrink due to lack of stimulation from a tooth. Your doctor will perform socket preservation to provide the conditions necessary for dental implants and can usually place an implant and temporary restoration immediately after an extraction.