At Fonthill Marketplace Dental, our priority is always to preserve as much of your natural teeth and root structure as possible. We offer a variety of general and cosmetic dentistry services to help keep your teeth strong and give you a bright, happy smile. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is required.
There are number of reasons why a tooth needs to be extracted. A tooth can be damaged beyond repair, due to an accident or excessive decay; or simply to make space for other teeth to align during orthodontic treatment. Many of us also need to have wisdom teeth removed at some point in our lives. Regardless of the reason, we are here to help.
What Happens During a Tooth Extraction?
If you think you need a tooth extraction, make an appointment as soon as possible at our Fonthill dental office. Our dentist, Dr. Thomas McMurran, will perform a thorough examination; ask about your overall health, medications and other factors which might affect the extraction; and order any necessary X-rays. Once he determines that it is best to remove your tooth, he will carefully explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
During the extraction, Dr. McMurran may use a local anesthetic. The area will be numbed and the tooth will be removed. Following the procedure, you will be given post-surgery instructions and our team will ensure that you exceptional post-appointment care.
If required, the dentist will provide you with the options for tooth restoration, and if your choice is a dental implant, he may be able to place the implant immediately following the extraction, shortening your restorative treatment duration.