Having a tooth extracted seem like a daunting procedure, but if your dentist has recommended a tooth extraction as part of your treatment plan, it’s important that you pursue it sooner rather than later.
Typically, your dentist will only recommend that you have a tooth extracted if the tooth cannot be saved. This might mean that a severe chip has occurred, that the tooth has broken or become fractured, that there is severe dental decay (large cavity) within the tooth, or that the tooth’s nerve has died. In any of these instances, a tooth extraction is the best option.
When you schedule an extraction at our office, you will be in-and-out of the dental chair as soon as possible. Our staff will present a variety of sedation and anesthetic options to you so that you can choose the one that best fits your needs. As with every visit, our primary goal is to keep you comfortable and to improve the health of your smile.
When you leave our office, your dentist is likely to provide you with a recovery plan so that your gums can heal. Because tooth extraction can lead to additional sensitivity and some issues, your dentist will also present you with some solutions to your extracted tooth. These solutions are likely to include a dental implant, which will look and feel just like a healthy, natural tooth.
The length of your visit will depend on the extractions placement and complexity. Your dentist will discuss a restoration plan with you before the extraction so that your healthy smile can be restored. If you are in need of a tooth extraction in Chicagoland, schedule an appointment with our team today.