How Do Dental Extractions Offer Relief?

What happens when our Independence, MO, patients develop discomfort due to a severely damaged tooth, or because wisdom teeth have recently erupted? Often, relief comes in the form of a comfortable dental extraction. How do dental extractions offer a solution to these common oral health issues?

Ensuring Your Comfort

We always take steps to ensure our patients enjoy a comfortable experience in the office. If you have dental anxiety, or feel nervous about this particular procedure, then know that we also employ a local anesthetic to the area where the extraction will occur. We can also discuss sedation options to help you enter a calm and relaxed state throughout the procedure. Don’t let your anxiety prevent you from enjoying optimal oral health!

Preventing Complications

Let’s talk about the importance of an extraction. For many of us, our late teens and early 20s mean the eruption of up to four additional molars. Known as wisdom teeth, these new arrivals could lead to misalignment, infection, damaged teeth, and painful impaction, in which they only partially erupt. Removing these teeth prevents these complications. Likewise, a tooth that develops a severe infection may need to be removed to prevent the spread of the infection to surrounding teeth or into the jawbone itself. Finally, we may remove a tooth that has become loose due to advanced gum disease.

Replacing Your Missing Teeth (Where Applicable)

Obviously, the extracted wisdom teeth do not require replacement. But what if we remove a tooth due to advanced gum disease, infection, or severe damage? In these situations, we may suggest possible replacement options to fill the gap in your smile. We may suggest dental bridges, full or partial dentures, or even advanced dental implants.

Do You Have Pain in Your Smile?

If you have discomfort due to infections or wisdom teeth, we can help with a safe and comfortable tooth removal. For more information, schedule a consultation by contacting Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808. We also proudly serve patients who live in Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and all surrounding communities.