At Atlantic Dentistry, we try to repair and maintain teeth with general dentistry, but occasionally, it is necessary to have a tooth extracted.
If a tooth needs to be removed, we explain the procedure and ensure the patient is relaxed and comfortable with this treatment. This procedure can be done in just a few minutes. We offer sedation to patients that may want more than just the local anesthetic.
There are a number of reasons a permanent tooth may need to be extracted. Tooth decay can lead to infection, and extraction may be required to prevent the spread of the infection. Periodontal disease can cause teeth to become loose, and it may lead to an extraction. A tooth that has suffered trauma or is severely damaged would be another cause for removal.
Some patients do not have any problems with their wisdom teeth, but for the majority of people, wisdom teeth need to be removed. This extra set of molars can shift the alignment of your other teeth, which can cause your bite to be off. It may also cause mouth pain and other problems.
Atlantic Dentistry is equipped to handle wisdom teeth removal and other tooth extractions.
Before removing the tooth or teeth, the dentist will numb the area where the extraction will take place with a local anesthetic. Some patients choose the option of sedation. It is all about personal preference on a case by case basis. Once the extraction has occurred, we will explain in detail how to care for the site and answer any questions that you may have.
Whether you are coming in for a routine appointment or a tooth extraction, we will aim to make your visit as pleasant and relaxing as possible. There are several amenities that we provide to make you feel less anxious and more comfortable. Contact Atlantic Dentistry today to set up an appointment to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about tooth removal.