Tooth Extractions at Kinsey Smiles
Choosing to extract a tooth is no small decision.
In most cases, we strive to protect your natural teeth and treat them for greater comfort and improved function. In some cases, however, a dental extraction is really the only choice to relieve a toothache or protect your oral health.
When faced with such an important decision, you can count on the Kinsey Smiles team to be there to help. Not just to remove a damaged or diseased tooth, but also to help you find a tooth-replacement treatment to restore your smile.
Why Teeth Require an Extraction
In most cases, extracting a tooth is due to decay, damage, or disease. Some common conditions that may lead to a tooth extraction include:
Trauma – broken or split beyond repair
Periodontal disease – infection in the gums and bone
Root canal infection that will not respond to treatment
Wisdom teeth – lack of space or an infected tooth
In many cases, extracting a tooth is due to a condition that has developed over time, such as periodontal disease or deep decay that has led to infection. With regular dental exams and x-rays, we can often catch these conditions before they progress and save your tooth.
Other cases, such as biting into something unexpected or a sports injury, can lead to damage that a dental crown cannot repair.
How Extractions Work
As with all the care we provide at Kinsey Smiles, your comfort is the highest priority for us. In most cases, we can perform your extraction here in our Dacula dental office. We even offer oral sedation for patients with concerns about dental pain or who have anxiety.
For complex cases requiring oral surgery or advanced sedation, we may recommend you to a trusted oral surgeon specialist.
If you plan to have a dental implant to replace your missing tooth and you require bone grafting to improve your bone density, we may be able to perform both procedures simultaneously. This eliminates the need for an additional surgery.
After gently removing the troubled tooth, we will provide you with aftercare treatment information to ensure success.
These best-care tips will help ensure that you heal quickly and without complications:
- Avoid drinking through a straw.
- Refrain from smoking.
- Gently clean the area with warm water.
- Avoid brushing the area for a few days.
Replacing Your Missing Tooth
In the case of wisdom teeth extractions, replacing the tooth is not necessary. In other cases that affect your bite and smile, you may choose a treatment option to fill the gap between your teeth.
Dental implants are often the preferred choice for patients since it's almost like having your natural tooth again. Implants also integrate with your natural bone for added stability and health benefits.
For patients seeking an alternative to dental implants, we also offer:
- Dental bridges
- Partial dentures
- Implant dentures
If we plan ahead for your extraction, we can discuss the option that will give you the results you want and make arrangements for treatment so you do not have to go without a tooth for an extended period of time.
Are You Experiencing a Dental Emergency?
Contact Kinsey Smiles right away if you have a toothache, swelling, or other change to your oral health. We treat dental emergencies quickly – often on the same day.