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
Regardless 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.