Tooth pain can be a nuisance, but it also indicates that something is wrong and should be addressed quickly.
The longer you ignore dental pain, the worse the issue will become. Sometimes the pain “goes away,” but resulting destruction to your tooth and surrounding tissues will persist. Additionally, a once easy solution may turn into an expensive, complicated process.
Sometimes a tooth can be saved with endodontic treatment, or it may need to be extracted because it is no longer salvageable.
Endodontic therapy is used to clean infection from inside of a tooth.
The infection can result from trauma to the tooth or from a cavity that has progressed to the tooth’s nerve.
This infection can cause lingering pain and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, as well as biting.
Extractions are necessary because of significant damage or infection in a tooth. When a cavity has caused too much destruction for the tooth to be saved, it must be removed. The missing tooth can then be replaced with a more permanent solution, such as an implant or bridge.
What to Expect With an Extraction
We strive to make your appointment as comfortable as possible. For anxious patients, we offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation. Prior to the procedure, we will discuss any possible complications and develop a plan for replacement of the tooth, if desired.
If preparing for an implant to be placed at the site, we typically place bone graft material into your tooth socket, to help the bone strengthen and rebuild.
After your extraction, we will provide you with written and verbal post-operative instructions. Please bring a driver with you if you choose to utilize oral sedation.
We offer a wide variety of services and procedures to meet your dental needs.