Dentistry is all about taking the necessary steps to keep all your teeth healthy and in good shape. We always look for the most conservative treatments, but sometimes tooth extraction may be our only viable option for protecting your oral health.
Having a tooth extracted can be a stressful experience for anyone. We’re sensitive to the fact that you may feel a little overwhelmed just thinking about the possibility of extraction.
At Lyndhurst Dental Associates, we believe in building long-term patient relationships that allow us to create an environment of trust where you always feel comfortable. Getting to know you and gaining your trust can go a long way toward putting you at ease and making your treatment as stress-free as possible.
Why Tooth Extraction May Be Necessary
We stress the importance of preventative dental treatments to protect and preserve your teeth. However, there are a number of situations where that may make it necessary to extract a tooth:
- Infection or decay that’s too severe for root canal treatment
- Cracks or fractures of a tooth that occur beneath the gum line
- Placement of either full or partial dentures
- Preparation for orthodontic treatment
It’s important for you to be part of the decision-making process, and we will take the time to answer your questions and explain why the procedure is necessary.
We can handle many simple extractions right here at our Winston-Salem office. We want to make sure that you always receive the best possible treatment, however, so in some cases, we’ll refer you to a trusted oral surgeon if your needs are more complex.
Comfortable Sedation Options
We don’t want you to worry if the anxiety of having a tooth removed is overwhelming you. Your comfort is our main concern, and our comfortable sedation options will help you stay calm and relaxed throughout the procedure.
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a mild form of sedation that works well for many people. Just sit back, breathe normally, and relax. Once the procedure is over, you’ll be able to get on with your day with no lingering after-effects.
Some people experience a more intense level of anxiety, and if this is the case for you, we can help you with a calming medication that you take before arriving at our office. When combined with nitrous oxide, this is a sedation method that will keep you calm enough to receive treatment.
Please Call Us Today
Putting off extraction of a tooth due to anxiety is never a good idea and will only result in more serious problems. Please give us a call to arrange a consultation so we can discuss your needs and take the necessary steps to return you to good oral health.