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When Your Smile Needs An Extraction

When Your Smile Needs An Extraction

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We’ve discussed how we repair damaged or decayed teeth with lifelike fillings and same-day crowns, but what if a tooth is beyond treatment with traditional restorative options? In these situations, removing a tooth may help protect the smile from major complications. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist talks about tooth extraction.

The Situations That Call For Tooth Extraction

When a tooth is too decayed to be treated with a crown or root canal, then removing it could halt the spread of infection to other teeth or into your jaw. We could also recommend this for damage that cannot be treated with a same-day dental crown. If we need to make room for orthodontic treatment we could remove a tooth, and could take one out that has been loosened by gum disease. If a baby tooth fails to fall out on time, we could extract it to ensure permanent teeth can erupt properly. Sometimes, extraction can help improve overall bite balance and chewing function. However, the most common reason to remove a tooth is to prevent wisdom tooth eruption, which could lead to misalignment, painful impaction, infections, and even damaged teeth.

Ensuring a Comfortable Treatment

We know the idea of a tooth extraction could make you feel nervous, especially if you have dental anxiety. But we can help you feel calm and comfortable, even if you have a phobia of the dentist, sensitive gag reflex, or special needs. In addition to a local anesthetic to the area being treated, we can discuss dental sedation options to help you enter a state of deep calm and relaxation, with little to no memory of the procedure, even if you are conscious during the treatment. We can choose an option based on your age, weight, medical history, and any medications you’re taking, as well as your anxiety levels.

The Tooth Removal

Our team will plan the procedure in detail with digital x-rays, so we know how to reach the tooth and avoid contact with blood vessels, sinus cavities, or nerve tissues. Once you’re comfortable, we can then gently remove the tooth in question with a pair of forceps and suture the area closed. We then provide detailed aftercare instructions, as well as prescriptions for any necessary medications. We want to ensure a clot forms and the area heals quickly, so you can return to your normal routine in as little as 24 to 48 hours. If you have any questions about our approach to tooth extraction, or if you have an issue that needs attention, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy optimal oral health!


If you are interested in our restorative treatment options or would like to learn more, call Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, today at (816)942-7669. Let’s protect the health, function, and beauty of your smile with restorative dental care.

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To learn more, get answers to questions, or schedule a consultation with us, call Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, at 816-942-7669.

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