Unfortunately, tooth extractions are sometimes necessary. Sometimes, pain will tell you it’s time. But other times, your dentist will find during an exam that a wisdom tooth or other tooth should come out in order to protect your other teeth.
If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort in your teeth or gums, you may need to visit Nixa Smiles immediately! If you have suffered an accident that caused obvious damage to your teeth, we can also serve you.
Why Should You Extract a Tooth?
We work with every patient to protect your teeth and prevent extractions. But when extractions are necessary, it’s often because of:
- Accidents: Teeth are vulnerable in car accidents, falls, sports injuries, and other impacts. Sometimes, a tooth cannot be restored or re-inserted.
- Disease: An infection or other disease can weaken the walls of a tooth so much that it can no longer function or even hold a crown. An implant or bridge may be needed.
- Wisdom Teeth Complications: Wisdom teeth may grow at an unhealthy angle, crowd other teeth, or become stuck under another tooth or your gums.
During your twice-yearly checkups, your dentist will monitor the health of your wisdom teeth and decide if they need to be extracted. But we will only move forward with any extraction if it is the right procedure for your health—and no other option is better.
Sometimes, when a patient’s tooth is in pain, the tooth can still be saved using a root canal treatment. This is a time-tested service that cleans an infection from the root canal (inner chamber) of a tooth.
Once the infection is gone, your dentist will seal the tooth, then protect it with a dental crown. A root canal treatment is actually a great scenario, because it will let you keep your tooth’s natural structure.
Sometimes, a patient comes to Nixa Smiles with a severe case of damaged or diseased teeth. For them, we can perform a full-mouth extraction to remove all teeth in around two hours.
If you need this service, your dentist will give you anesthesia and sedation to keep you comfortable. We will then extract your teeth using several techniques. Finally, we’ll prepare your mouth for healing and recovery. We can also discuss options for new teeth, such as dentures or dental implants.
Call Nixa Smiles to Relieve Tooth Pain
If your teeth or gums are in pain, we’ll perform an exam, diagnose the problem, and perform an extraction or another procedure to relieve it. No matter what, we’ll treat you with care and respect at Nixa Smiles. Call us now for an appointment!