Comfortable Tooth Extractions
When at all possible, we want to preserve your natural smile. Unfortunately, advanced oral diseases sometimes make that impossible. If a tooth is past the point of restoration, we will recommend having it pulled before its condition can impact other areas throughout your smile.
Dr. Lee generally recommend extracting a tooth when it is causing:
- Severe tooth mobility caused by bone loss
- Advanced tooth decay
- Full mouth rehabilitation
- Chronic pain or oral infections
- Emergencies, such as broken or fractured teeth
However, if the tooth can be saved, we will review all therapeutic options available. Your long-term oral health and comfort is our ultimate goal.
Please call our office right away if you are experiencing a dental emergency. In most cases, we can accommodate you right away and begin treatment to get you out of pain.
Comfort and Convenience
It’s natural to feel a bit anxious if you need to have a tooth pulled. Our sedation options and gentle local anesthetic techniques keep you comfortable from start to finish. We’ll also work closely with you through your recovery, ensuring that you experience as minimal discomfort as possible.
Tooth Replacement Options
An open space left by a missing tooth can trigger changes in your natural biting patterns. Even the teeth in the opposing arch may start to slip out of place. If you’ve had braces in the past, you could start to see your entire smile begin to shift. That’s why we recommend replacing your tooth as quickly as possible, to ensure proper spacing and functionality.
Some of our replacement techniques include dental implants, bridges, and partial dentures. Be sure to discuss your preferences with Dr. Lee before the extraction in an effort to plan ahead!