Dental extractions are performed for a variety of reasons, including tooth decay, injury, infection, and for orthodontic treatment. Extractions are a relatively common procedure in most dental offices. The difficulty of the procedure varies depending on the case and the patient, however anesthesia is used to numb the area and prevent discomfort during the procedure.
Dr. Peavy always tries to
save your tooth/teeth if possible, but sometimes that is the only option to get
you back on the road to health.
A tooth may need to be removed
due to some of the following reasons:
- Severe tooth decay or infection
- Extra teeth that are blocking other teeth from growing in (supernumerary teeth)
- Severe gum disease
- Orthodontic treatment
- Non-restorable teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Cosmetic reasons
of the reason, Dr. Peavy and his friendly staff will help you through this
upsetting episode with care and understanding.
Loosing a tooth is a serious matter from a health standpoint and is an
emotional event that can be very upsetting.
Dr. Peavy has had extensive experience in removing diseased teeth and
will try to make sure that you are relaxed, comfortable, and pain free during
the procedure. Dr. Peavy always offers
the option for sedation to make these visits as easy as possible and usually
can provide a “non-experience” experience for this kind of therapy. (see the
section on sedation- link to, etc.) His office will work closely with your family
dentist to replace the tooth or teeth as soon as possible! Our goal is to get you back to your normal
activities as soon as possible.