It is possible for teeth to last a lifetime, but few people keep all their teeth. Tooth injuries, infections, decay and disease can all damage a tooth to the point where it needs to be removed. In some cases, tooth extractions are performed to prevent problems. At Restore Dental in Highlands Ranch, our dentist, Dr. Chiu, offers tooth extractions when it is in the best interest of the patient to remove a tooth.
In most cases, our dental team will recommend doing everything possible to save a tooth. Once a tooth is gone, it can impact your overall oral health. However, not all teeth can or should be saved. Severe damage or disease may require that teeth need to be removed. If there is overcrowding in the mouth, teeth could need extraction to create bite alignment. Whatever the reason, when you need tooth extractions, our experienced dental team will ensure you are made comfortable and relaxed during your general dentistry procedure.
Is Tooth Removal Painful?
While no one wants to undergo tooth extraction, it does not need to be painful or stressful. Dr. Chiu will ensure the tooth and surrounding nerves are numbed with a local anesthetic, preventing any pain during the procedure. There can be a feeling of pressure while the tooth is removed, but it should not cause pain. For patients who are uncomfortable at the thought of tooth removal, we offer sedation dentistry to provide additional relaxation.
Tooth extractions can usually be performed in less than an hour. Patients will be given post-procedure instructions to ensure they heal quickly after their tooth is removed.
If you need a tooth removed, contact us at Restore Dental. We offer pain-free tooth extractions, including baby teeth, adult teeth, wisdom teeth and full mouth extractions for reconstruction.