Tooth Extractions with Gentle Dental
While your adult teeth will ideally last a lifetime, there are many reasons why a tooth extraction, or having a tooth pulled, may be necessary. Some of these reasons include damage to a tooth from trauma or decay, infection of a tooth’s root, and overcrowding of the mouth and gums. At Gentle Dental, our number one priority is the health and comfort of your mouth. For this reason, if a tooth extraction is necessary, we’re the dentist for the job! We’ll be sure to give you an in-depth explanation of the procedure and answer any questions you may have about the process!
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that grow into most adults’ mouths between the ages of 17 and 25. While some people’s wisdom teeth grow-in normally and are perfectly fine to stay in their mouth, many people’s wisdom teeth can become impacted and trapped in their jawbone or gums. When this is the case, the wisdom teeth can be extremely painful and require extraction. At Gentle Dental, our dentists have years of experience extracting teeth and can make the wisdom teeth removal process as easy and painless as possible.
Simple tooth extraction is used when the tooth is visible and easily accessible to the dentist. For this process, a local anesthetic will be administered and the tooth will be pulled. For our patients that are especially nervous about this procedure, sedations or anti-anxiety medications are sometimes used.
Surgical extractions are used when a tooth isn’t visible or it’s inaccessible to the dentist. Surgical extractions may be necessary when a tooth is highly damaged and a more complicated procedure is needed to get the tooth out. For these extractions, the anesthetics will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the extent of the surgery.
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Contact Gentle Dental of Southern Maine!
If you have any questions about tooth extractions or any other dental procedures, feel free to contact us at any of our offices! With offices in South Portland, Biddeford, and Topsham, we’re here to provide the residents of southern Maine with the very best in family dentistry! If you’re not yet a patient with us, please fill out the new patient form on our website and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!