While our number one goal is to help all of our patients preserve their natural teeth for as long as possible, sometimes, the best thing we can do is simply remove a problem tooth. Thankfully, when we do this, we never actually “pull” a tooth.
Rather, for a tooth that has already erupted, we’ll fully numb the area, hold the tooth with dental forceps, and then gently rock it back and forth until it slips out on its own. Most of the time, patients don’t even feel it when the tooth actually comes out!
When we need to remove a tooth that hasn’t come in yet (such is the case with the wisdom teeth), we’ll fully sedate you before completing the procedure, basically helping you sleep through the entire thing.
We always go out of our way to make sure a patient stays comfortable should they ever need an extraction. To learn more about how you can avoid an extraction in the first place, contact us today.