While preserving your natural teeth is the ideal situation, there are times that a tooth extraction may be necessary. Teeth that are severely decayed or broken, advanced periodontal disease, and impacted teeth may require extraction. In some cases, a tooth is removed to prepare for orthodontic treatment, correcting severe crowding.
The extraction process is simple, and there are few complications. The jaw will be numbed. This will prevent you from feeling any pain during the procedure, but you will feel pressure. Using dental forceps and applied force on the socket, the tooth quickly removed.
If you find yourself extremely nervous about the procedure, we offer oral conscious sedation and intravenous sedation services to help you relax.
In certain cases, an extraction will be more complex. In this case, a surgical remedy is needed or you may require a visit to an emergency dentist. While you will be under oral conscious sedation or intravenous sedation, Dr. Pham will then make an incision to your gum to get access to the tooth of concern. He also will have to section the tooth to remove the tooth from its socket. This oral surgical procedure is most often done to a tooth that is impacted or broken off at the gum line.