Same Day Tooth Extraction in Raleigh, NC
At Wells Family Dentistry, we are pleased to perform same day tooth extractions in Raleigh, NC. Thanks to cutting-edge technology and new techniques, tooth extractions are now quick and pain-free. Let’s take a closer look at how tooth extraction procedures work and why you may need to get one.
- Why Tooth Extractions?
- How the Tooth Extraction Procedure Works
- Recovering From a Tooth Extraction
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth Tooth Extraction
- Contact Wells Family Dentistry Today
There are a variety of reasons you may need to have a teeth extracted or removed. If you have an infected tooth that cannot be saved, a tooth with structural issues that cannot be repaired, a loose tooth that is the result of periodontal disease, a problematic wisdom tooth, or an orthodontic problem, a tooth extraction may be right for you. Although the team at Wells Family Dentistry will makes every effort to save your tooth, sometimes, extraction services are the only option.
Tooth extraction procedures are simple and pain free. To ensure that you don’t experience any pain, our team will begin by numbing the tooth area with a local anesthetic. Then, we will use special tools to gently loosen the tooth. Next, the tooth will be removed from your mouth with a pair of tweezers known as forceps. If your case is more complex, we may use a surgical method to extract your tooth.
Following the procedure, our dentist will direct you to brush and floss as you normally would and consume soft foods like mashed potatoes, pudding, and yogurt. They will also encourage you to keep your head elevated when your sleep, avoid smoking, ice your cheeks and gums to reduce swelling, and keep gauze in your mouth for a few hours to control any bleeding.
If you, your son or daughter or someone in your family has impacted wisdom teeth, it is a wise decision to address the issue sooner rather than later. If you “wait it out” and see what happens the impacted teeth could get even worse and much more painful. At Wells Family Dental Group we are confident we will be able to help you get those impacted wisdom teeth extracted as quickly as possible.
Alternatives to Tooth Extractions
Tooth extractions are typically the last resort. If possible, we will recommend an alternative treatment option such as:
To keep a tooth healthy, its pulp is essential. However, when the pulp becomes damaged or infected, it can be hazardous to the tooth as well as your health. It can also lead to pain and abscess.
Tooth decay, chips, cracks, and other damage to the tooth can lead to pulp infections. When pulp infections occur, the outer part of the tooth is changed and exposes the root to danger. In this situation, a root canal may be a good idea as it can remove the infected pulp and give the tooth the nourishment it needs.
There are a variety of surgeries such as endodontic surgery that can keep your infection and inflammation from spreading in your mouth. During endodontic surgery, you can expect your surgeon to remove the infected area. Fortunately, this procedure comes with minimal risks and a short recovery period.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
The reality is that tooth loss is often the result of gum problems. If you in the early stages of gum disease, it’s a good idea to seek treatment as soon as possible. Maintaining good oral hygiene, scaling and cleaning, and medications can all help.
Sometimes, tooth infections can be treated with antibiotics. Pain and discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers that can reduce swelling. It’s important to note that these pain relievers do not typically resolve the root cause of the problem and are mainly used as a way to relieve symptoms.
If extraction is necessary, don’t worry. As long as you follow our pre and post-extraction direction, you shouldn’t have any issues. It’s a very common procedure that may be just what you need to restore optimal oral health.
If you believe that you may need a tooth extraction, contact Wells Family Dentistry at (919) 266-5332. We’ll perform a thorough investigation of your tooth and take some x-rays to determine whether a tooth extraction makes sense. In the event that it does, you can count on us to provide you with a quality tooth extraction the same day you called us.