At Reedy Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we make every effort to avoid having to extract a tooth. However, there are certain situations where extraction is deemed necessary to ensure the long-term health and function of your smile. Trauma, severe infection, damage, or overcrowding can be common reasons for recommending a tooth extraction.
Raleigh, North Carolina dentist Dr. Emily Ann Reece offers tooth extraction treatment to her patients. She ensures that her patients feel comfortable and relaxed during dental treatment at Reedy Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. If you have impacted wisdom teeth or severely damaged or infected teeth, call 919.346.0846 for care. You may also schedule a consultation with Dr. Reece. She will review your treatment options and create a plan that is tailored to your dental needs.
Simple Tooth Extractions
Simple tooth extraction can be completed in one visit to our Raleigh, NC dental office. Dr. Reece will use a local anesthetic for your comfort. Before removing the tooth, she will create space between the surrounding gum tissue and the tooth root. Using specialized dental tools and a gentle rocking motion, Dr. Reece will pull the tooth from the socket. Finally, Dr. Reece will thoroughly clean the area and place gauze in the empty socket to stop bleeding and reduce the risk of infection to the area.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Many patients require a wisdom tooth extraction sometime in their late-teens to early-20’s. At this time, the wisdom teeth are emerging but not completely formed. Wisdom teeth may cause pain if they are coming into a small space or an improper angle. However, for many patients, when the wisdom teeth erupt, there is enough space for them to grow.
Healthy wisdom teeth do not need to be extracted. But because they are positioned in the back of the jaw, they can be difficult to clean. This can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Depending on where your wisdom teeth erupt, we can treat the gums to maintain the health of the teeth. However, if you have painful impactions, decay, or gum problems, the wisdom teeth will need to be removed.