Our skilled dentists perform many types of dental extractions. Whether you have a damaged tooth, or you require wisdom tooth removal, our procedures involve minimal discomfort and little post-treatment sensitivity. At Value Dental Centers in Goodyear, AZ, our dentists offer honest and conservative treatment recommendations. They will carefully evaluate your teeth, taking x-rays and scans of your jaw, if needed. They will recommend extraction only if it is the sole way to improve your oral health and prevent further dental damage. If your practitioner is removing a damaged tooth, he or she will also provide restorative treatment to repair your smile.
Do You Need an Extraction?
At Value Dental Centers Goodyear, we can often save even severely damaged teeth. However, in some cases, your tooth may be so gravely injured that it is beyond repair. In these cases, we will recommend extraction. Such situations can include:
- You have suffered gum recession due to periodontal disease. Your gums have pulled away from your dental roots, and one or more teeth are now loose in their sockets.
- You have a dental infection, and you have not responded to root canal therapy.
- You have a dental infection, and a compromised immune system makes a root canal inadvisable.
- You have a cracked tooth with a crack that goes into your tooth roots.
- Your child’s baby teeth are not coming out normally, and it is affecting the development of his or her permanent teeth.
Do You Need Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Wisdom tooth extractions are among the most common types of tooth removal. Your wisdom teeth, or third molars, usually erupt during your late teens or early twenties. However, by this point, you already have a full set of teeth, so you may not have enough room for these molars. As a result, incoming wisdom teeth can affect your overall dental alignment. Your wisdom teeth could also become impacted, or trapped beneath your bone or gum tissue.
Not everyone requires wisdom tooth extraction. Our dentists will take x-rays of your jaw to evaluate your overall dental alignment and the position of your third molars. If you or your teen does need extraction, early treatment can prevent damage to your surrounding teeth.
Our Gentle, Minimal Discomfort Extractions
Although the thought of tooth removal may make you nervous, we offer easy, stress-free treatment. You will receive powerful local anesthesia to numb your gums, and we will typically provide additional, deeper sedation. We even have an on-staff anesthesiologist to ensure your safety throughout your procedure.
Your dentist will use very gentle techniques to perform the extraction itself. In some cases, you may need surgical extraction. For example, if you have an impacted tooth, your dentist may need to remove the surrounding bone or gum tissue. Nevertheless, even during these more involved surgeries, you should feel nothing more than a gentle pressure.
After Your Extraction
Following extraction, your dentist will typically place gauze over the area to aid the healing process. During the first 24 hours, it is important to get plenty of rest and change the gauze as instructed. You will also need to be careful when brushing your teeth, and you may want to eat a soft diet for a few days. Mild anti-inflammatory medication can help to control any discomfort that you may experience.
The team at Value Dental Centers Goodyear will also provide appropriate restorative care following your extraction. Dental bridges are a popular choice, especially since we can often create and place them in a single day. We also offer advanced implant-supported bridges and dentures. These restorations will provide even greater stability and longevity than traditional prosthetics. In many cases, we can place dental implants immediately after your extraction.
Contact Our Office
Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about our gentle, precise extraction techniques.