Pain-Free Tooth Removal or Tooth Extractions in Tulsa, OK
At our Tulsa, OK dentist office, we always try to save your natural teeth, but sometimes tooth removal is necessary. We offer treatments like dental crowns and root canal therapy. However, our ultimate goal is to improve your dental health and help you keep a great-looking smile. That means tooth removal or tooth extraction can be an option if that’s what is best for your smile.
Tooth Extraction Causes
Overall, teeth are removed when other restorative dentistry treatments will not work. If a cavity has been ignored for too long, even a dental crown might not repair it.
An infection inside a tooth can destroy so much dental pulp that the tooth is dying. Periodontal disease can loosen your teeth, meaning it’s better to remove those at risk now rather than deal with them falling out on their own.
The Tooth Extraction Procedure
First and foremost, Dr. Cobble will make sure there’s nothing else that can be done to save the tooth. If alternative treatments have been ruled out, you’ll first get a local anesthetic to numb the area. We use specialized dental tools to loosen the tooth. Then your dentist will gently remove it. Once the extraction is complete, we can discuss a tooth replacement, such as a dental implant.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Your primary teeth fall out when your adult teeth start to come in. However, not all of your adult teeth come in at the same time. The third molars (also called wisdom teeth) usually don’t appear until many years afterward. Because of that, they usually create problems.
The third molars often try to come in underneath your second ones. This can knock all of your teeth out of alignment. Wisdom teeth often get stuck or impacted, creating pockets along the gumline perfect for harmful bacteria. And because they’re so far back, third molars are very hard to keep clean. They can also cause pain and discomfort.
That’s why so many wisdom teeth have to be extracted. At Masterpiece Smiles, you can get your third molars removed if they are causing problems.
Ease Your Worry About a Tooth Extraction
Thanks to local anesthesia and the experience and training of our dental team, a tooth extraction at our Tulsa, OK dental office is straightforward and should not be painful. That said, we understand that the idea of having a tooth removed can create some anxiety.
To help with that, you can opt for sedation dentistry. You can have nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral medication. Both will induce a relaxed feeling, wiping away any concerns over your tooth extraction.