Nothing compares to natural teeth, but certain circumstances may necessitate tooth extractions. When all other dental treatments have been unsuccessful at resolving tooth pain, disease, or infection, tooth extractions are the final option to preserve the health of your smile. Tooth extractions oftentimes have a negative implication, but with modern techniques, our tooth extractions are fairly simple procedures that alleviate your tooth pain and preserve your oral health. Dr. Brian Gilbert has been providing patients with minimally invasive tooth extractions for nearly 30 years and is skilled at performing safe and predictable procedures.
Preserving the health of your smile is always our priority, and this is sometimes accomplished through tooth extractions. We take all precautionary measures when performing tooth extractions, including ensuring your optimal comfort with sedation options and utilizing modern dental instruments to minimize damage and trauma to the gums and bone. Our tooth extractions are either appointment-based or on a same-day emergency basis. Common reasons for tooth extractions include:
We only perform tooth extractions after your tooth and gums have been fully numbed. Once the treatment site is ready, we gently dislodge and remove the tooth from its socket. During this time, you should feel no pain, but may experience slight pressure as the tooth is being extracted. Some pain and discomfort is expected for the first few days after your procedure, and we will provide at-home instructions to help maximize comfort during your recovery period. Simple tooth extractions are common procedures for our team, and if more complex surgical tooth extractions are necessary, we will provide a thorough evaluation of your situation and determine the best course of action.
Patients needing tooth extractions because of trauma or disease have options for replacing their teeth. Of these options, dental implants proven to be the most ideal solution, replacing nearly all the function and beauty of natural teeth. Unlike dental bridges, which require surrounding teeth to be altered, dental implants only replace the extracted tooth, preserving the integrity of the adjacent teeth and the jaw bone in between. By replacing one or more teeth with dental implants, your smile will remain complete and functional.