Our top priority is to protect your natural teeth and gums. But sometimes extracting a tooth is the best way to protect your overall health.
When you need a tooth extraction at Cottonwood Dental, we’ll make it as fast and pain-free as possible. We’ll only recommend an extraction when it is the most beneficial treatment for you.
Why Do I Need an Extraction?
We extract a tooth when a serious problem develops and there’s no other way to treat it. Usually, the problem is caused by:
- Tooth Infection or Decay. Most tooth decay can be treated with another method, such as a filling. We usually only consider an extraction if it’s necessary to stop an infection from spreading to other teeth—or to reduce suffering.
- Tooth Crowding. When teeth grow in too close together, they can push each other out of their best positions or can damage each other. A tooth extraction can relieve these problems, help to align your bite, and support the health of your jaw.
If we decide an extraction is necessary, we’ll talk with you about our reasoning and the advantages that an extraction will give you.
What Happens During a Tooth Extraction?
Before an extraction, we’ll meet with you, explain your diagnosis and options, and tell you the benefits of an extraction. We’ll answer any questions you have.
Then, we’ll give you the quickest, safest extraction we can offer. Of course, we’ll make it painless using anesthetic technologies.
Finally, we’ll help you recover quickly. We want to get you back to your normal life as soon as you are able. We’ll send you home with gauze to control any bleeding that can happen. You’ll also get tips on the right foods to eat and best practices for fast healing.
Call Cottonwood Dental for a Tooth Extraction
Ask us any questions about tooth extractions any time! And if you have any serious tooth pain right now, call Cottonwood Dental to schedule an appointment.