Whether you are suffering from problematic wisdom teeth that are erupting painfully or infected teeth that are putting the rest of your smile at risk, Dr. Atari and the team at Smileplicity Dentistry can help with gentle extractions. During your consultation at our Raleigh office, Dr. Atari will assess your tooth to determine whether an extraction is necessary, and if so, your treatment will be virtually painless with local anesthetic. Call us today to learn more about the extraction process!Call Now: (919) 298-2308
Tooth extractions are most commonly used to remove wisdom teeth because they can cause issues with surrounding teeth if they erupt improperly. Wisdom teeth typically come in when a patient is in their late teens or early twenties.. And if you are experiencing discomfort or pain near your molars and jaw, you should consider an assessment from Dr. Atari. She can determine whether your wisdom teeth should be extracted to help you avoid damage down the road.
Tooth extractions may also be required if a tooth is infected, or has been loosened or damaged due to gum disease. An extraction may also be recommended if the tooth has been severely damaged or impacted due to oral trauma. If you suspect that you may have a tooth that needs to be removed, give our dentists in Raleigh a call today to set up a consultation.
If your tooth is infected or severely damaged by decay, you will notice the following symptoms: extreme sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, a severe toothache, and pain when chewing. When bacteria penetrates tooth enamel, it can affect tender nerves in the pulp tissue and cause an infection. Dr. Atari will always try to save an infected tooth with root canal therapy, but if the damage is too severe, an extraction may be the best option to remove the decay.
If you had one of your teeth extracted, Smileplicity Dentistry offers replacement options that will look and feel natural. We offer beautiful dental implants that will last a lifetime, and full or partial dentures that will restore your smile and your confidence. Dr. Atari will work with you to help you decide which restorative option is right for your needs and your budget.
At Smileplicity Dentistry, you can expect Dr. Atari and the team to prioritize your comfort and keep you informed throughout the entire tooth extraction process.
Before beginning the extraction, we'll have a discussion with you, answer your questions, and review your medical history. To ensure your comfort, we'll administer a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth. In certain cases, we may also provide sedation options to help you relax and feel at ease during the procedure.
Once you're comfortable and the area is numb, we'll use specialized instruments to remove the tooth gently. We'll then provide you with aftercare instructions to promote proper healing.
The duration of the tooth extraction procedure depends on various factors, such as the position and condition of the tooth, and the complexity of the extraction. That being said, most extractions take about 20-40 minutes.
We understand that the prospect of experiencing pain during a tooth extraction can be overwhelming. However, our team takes great care to ensure that our patients are as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure. We use local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth and may also offer sedation to help you relax.
To prevent complications during the procedure such as vomiting or choking, we recommend that you avoid eating or drinking anything for at least six hours before your tooth extraction procedure.
We advise that you avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 24 hours after a tooth extraction procedure. Engaging in vigorous exercise can increase blood pressure, which may lead to bleeding and slow down the healing process. However, light activities like walking are acceptable and may even promote better blood flow, aiding in the healing process.
In some cases, a tooth extraction can cause a temporary change in speech. This is because the missing tooth or teeth can affect the way air flows through the mouth. However, this is usually only temporary and will improve as the mouth adjusts to the change.
After a tooth extraction, it's important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Atari and the team at Smileplicity Dentistry to ensure proper healing. This may include avoiding certain foods and activities, taking pain medication as prescribed, and keeping the extraction site clean. It’s also important to attend any follow-up appointments to monitor healing and address any concerns.
Removing a tooth can impact the surrounding teeth, leading to shifting or misalignment. To prevent this, Dr. Atari may recommend a dental implant or bridge to replace the extracted tooth and maintain proper alignment.
Many dental insurance plans cover tooth extractions, but coverage can vary depending on your individual plan. At Smileplicity Dentistry, we accept most major dental insurance plans and will work with you to maximize your benefits and minimize your out-of-pocket costs. We also offer financing options to help make dental care more affordable for our patients.
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