A tooth extraction is always the treatment choice of last resort, but may be necessary in a number of situations:
- Overcrowding of teeth
- Advanced gum disease or infection
- Significant tooth damage or decay
If a tooth extraction is considered necessary for the long-term maintenance of your oral health, we can perform the procedure in the comfort of our Burlington, NC dentist office. In most cases, a tooth extraction is a rather simple procedure that can be completed with the use of a local anesthetic. Patients may experience mild discomfort during and after the procedure, but in the case of advanced decay or infection, the tooth extraction may relieve pain.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The removal of wisdom teeth is often considered a “rite of passage” as we grow into adults. The reason for removing these third molars is to stabilize your long-term dental health and ensure that the fit of your bite is not impacted as they grow in. In many cases, wisdom teeth fail to completely erupt and are impacted in the jaw bone. Over time, this can put pressure on surrounding soft tissue, adjacent teeth, nerves and even the ear canals. Your dentist at Fuller Dental will work with you to determine if your wisdom teeth should be removed.
The procedure for removing wisdom teeth may require dental sedation if there is bone involvement. Fuller Dental offers complete services for removing wisdom teeth in our dentist office, making it both convenient and comfortable for our patients. Our team will provide personalized dental care and post-treatment instructions for a speedy and healthy recovery.
If you or your child experience bleeding or sudden pain after your procedure, contact our office as soon as possible for advice on how to proceed.