Dental Extractions to Preserve Oral Health
A dental extraction may be necessary for teeth that are:
- Severely decayed
- Damaged from gum disease
- Damaged from physical trauma
Dr. Wilder takes a conservative approach to dentistry, and will only extract a tooth that cannot be saved by other treatments. In some cases, tooth extraction is the best way to protect the remaining healthy teeth.
Benefits of Tooth Extractions
When a damaged or decayed tooth is putting your smile at risk for infection, that tooth must be removed immediately. Tooth extractions can reduce the risk of further complications like tooth pain or tooth loss. Extractions may also support a more extensive orthodontic plan that helps your healthy teeth grow into their ideal positions.
Tooth extractions are a simple procedure at Wilder Dentistry. The patient will be provided with local anesthesia so they can remain comfortable throughout their time in the dental chair.
How is a Dental Extraction Performed?
Dr. Wilder may section the tooth or remove it in its entirety, depending on the situation. In some cases, the dentist may cut away a small portion gum tissue to make the process easier. No matter which technique you need, the procedure will be painless with the help of local anesthesia.
We do everything we can to make your experience stress-free. If we recommend tooth extraction, the procedure will protect you from pain and intensive dental work down the line.
After tooth removal, your gums may be tender while they heal. Refrain drinking through a straw or rinsing your mouth too vigorously. Our team will guide you through the healing process until you feel 100%.
You can learn more about tooth extractions in Spokane by calling our office today. We will help you schedule a complimentary consultation where you can discuss your needs with our dental professional, Dr. Wilder.