Preserve the Health of Your Smile
We are fully committed to your oral health and are concerned with caring for your teeth and gums in the safest and most effective ways possible. This means that if a tooth becomes decayed or has experienced damage or trauma, we will attempt to save it to the best of our ability. If your tooth pain is too severe or the tooth is causing harm to surrounding teeth and gums, we may need to perform a tooth extraction to preserve the health of your smile. No matter your situation, we are dedicated to gentle and safe treatment and will help you feel relaxed and calm during your procedure.
When Is a Tooth Extraction Necessary?
Teeth may need to be extracted for many reasons, and all with the ultimate goal of helping preserve the health of the gums, jaw bone, and remaining teeth. There is no need to feel embarrassment over needing a tooth extracted; it is a very common procedure among both children and adults. If you are concerned with missing a tooth, a consultation with us can determine if a dental bridge or dental implants are a good tooth replacement solution for you.
Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
For many patients, wisdom teeth start erupting and becoming a concern between the ages of 17 and 21. In rare situations, a patient’s mouth has adequate space for proper eruption of wisdom teeth, but more often than not, we suggest that wisdom teeth be removed before complications arise. Whether partially or fully impacted, wisdom teeth generally cause pain, infection, and even surrounding teeth to shift, altering the bite. Signs you may need your wisdom teeth removed may include:
- Jaw soreness or pain
- Infection at the site
- Crowding of surrounding teeth
- Chronic tooth pain
- Irritation of the gums
- Partially or fully impacted tooth
Skilled Care Provides Predictable Results
Our skilled dental care begins with ensuring that you feel comfortable and safe during your appointment. We take your comfort seriously, and will not perform any treatment until you are numb. A tooth extraction may seem daunting, but it is a routine procedure at our office, and we use our expertise and skill to extract your tooth gently and efficiently. This skilled and routine care from an experienced dentist like Dr. Louis Abukhalaf help ensure more predictable and beneficial results. If you feel anxious about the tooth extraction procedure, we offer sedation dentistry to help you feel calm and to block any pain during treatment. Many of our patients are excited that they no longer experience any jaw or tooth pain after a tooth has been extracted.