Dental Tooth Extraction & General Dentistry in Waterville, Maine | Low-Pain Tooth Extraction
Nobody wants to have a tooth pulled, but when it’s time, this dental procedure can be a huge relief.
We will make your dental tooth extraction an easily forgotten experience
Having teeth “pulled” is nobody’s idea of a good time. Tooth extraction can be the subject of anxiety that can be just as traumatic as your dental pain. The basic components of exodontia, or tooth extraction, includes removing a tooth from its socket.
Our first goal is to repair your tooth, eventually restoring it to full health, but sometimes pulling the tooth is a necessity.
When You Should Have A Tooth Extracted, or “Pulled”
Types of Tooth Extraction
Performed when the tooth is visible and accessible to the dentist. These usually include a local anesthetic. Sedation and anti-anxiety medications are possible.
Performed when the tooth is NOT visible and accessible to the dentist. The tooth may have broken, or never risen above the gum line. These may require a surgical procedure including bone removal and lifting or folding gum tissue while extracting the tooth. Local anesthesia and/or conscious sedation are possible.
It’s not something anybody wants to deal with, but let’s face it: the removal of wisdom teeth is a fact for most of us at some point in our lives, usually as young adults. It’s a serious but common procedure in which our dentist and staff are highly experienced and skilled.
Extracting wisdom teeth preemptively before they are completely developed can avoid issues like impacted teeth, which occurs when an impacted tooth is given no room in the mouth. This may cause infection, tooth decay, interference with your bite, and even increasingly serious issues like gum disease. Wisdom teeth may also be extracted to make room for orthodontic treatments.
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We look forward to having you join our family here at Waterville Family Dentistry!