Safe and Comfortable Treatment for Tooth Pain
Tooth pain is one of the most common concerns our patients experience. This pain can be experienced while biting or chewing, brushing or flossing or even consistently with no stimulation at all. In simple cases, the discomfort, pain or bleeding may be the result of inflammation caused by bacteria or irritation, but in severe cases the pain may be an indication of something worse. If a tooth has been irreparably damaged by trauma or decay, Dr. Chris Givens or Dr. Jared Britt may recommend tooth extraction to save your smile and restore your oral health. Tooth extractions are safe and comfortable when performed with modern techniques, including conveniences such as sedation dentistry.
Reasons Why You May Need Tooth Extraction
If you do need a tooth extraction it may be for a number of reasons, though the removal of a tooth is never our first solution to your dental concerns except in extreme cases where the tooth cannot be saved and the health of your smile is at risk. If you’ve struggled with gum disease, experienced oral trauma or had cavities that went untreated for an extended period of time, then your tooth may be in too poor a condition to save. Other common reasons for tooth extractions include:
- Gum disease
- Impacted teeth
- Oral or facial trauma
- Severe decay
- Tooth damage
What to Expect Following a Tooth Extraction
If your situation does require a tooth extraction, we are happy to provide tooth replacement solutions with dental implants. Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement, and with CEREC® technology we can often create a new dental crown to replace your tooth right here in our office the same day as the extraction or shortly thereafter. With dental implants as a solution, you can look at tooth extraction not as a final resort, but as a step towards a lifetime of healthier smiles.