No one wants to have a tooth extracted, but there can be times when it is the only option. At Court Square Dentistry, it is our mission to help our patients maintain their teeth for a lifetime with general dentistry whenever possible. We practice conservatory dentistry, using all the expertise we have to save teeth before we advise extraction as a last resort. In many cases, we are able to repair even badly damaged or infected teeth with options such as root canal therapy and the use of dental crowns. However, when the tooth is beyond help, we offer gentle tooth extraction for our patients.
There are several reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted. A tooth that is severely damaged due to trauma may have the root compromised to the point where removing it is the only option. In some cases, an abscessed or infected tooth is beyond the point where a root canal can save enough of the tooth to restore. Our caring dentist, Dr. Mapes, will always carefully consider all options before recommending a tooth extraction.
Gentle Tooth Removal
With all our dental procedures, we want our patients to be relaxed and comfortable. Tooth extraction can be a stressful for some patients, but our team will make it as anxiety-free as possible. We use DentalVibe painless injections so our patients are numbed without even feeling a poke of a needle. In many cases, Dr. Mapes can have the tooth removed in just minutes, without any pain for the patient. In every circumstance, we do everything in our power to make our patient feel calm and relaxed while we perform the necessary extraction.
Losing a tooth is never the optimum result, but there are solutions to restore missing teeth. If you need a tooth removed, Dr. Mapes can discuss possible restoration options. We offer beautiful, natural-looking dental implants as well as dentures at our office. There is no reason why you can’t continue to have a full, beautiful smile, even after a tooth extraction. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.