Extractions handled by the dental team you know and trust in Franklin area
A dental extraction involves removing a tooth from its socket in the alveolar bone. Extraction is usually needed when untreated tooth decay, periodontal disease, or trauma has rendered the tooth un-restorable. Problematic wisdom teeth are also addressed in this manner. The team at K&E Advanced Dentistry realizes that the idea of a dental extraction is unsettling to most patients. We believe that you feel more comfortable having the procedure done by people you know, in the familiar setting of your family dentist’s office. We are able to handle all but the most complex extractions in-house, without referral to a specialist. About 99 percent of our patients’ extractions and oral surgery needs are managed safely and effective at our office in Franklin.
Simple extraction usually requires only local anesthetic. A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that is visible. We use special instruments to grasp the tooth and rock it loose from the periodontal ligament and supporting bone with slow steady pressure.
Surgical extraction may be necessary if the tooth has broken below the gum line, or has not fully erupted. Usually a small incision is made to allow the dentist to access the tooth, and it may be split into pieces for easier removal. We can provide nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation in addition to numbing, if you are very anxious about the procedure.
Wisdom tooth removal is performed to alleviate discomfort from impacted third molars, or when they are crowding existing teeth or causing mouth sores. Oral conscious or IV sedation allows you to relax during treatment, and have little memory of the procedure afterward.
Multiple extractions may be in order if you have advanced periodontal disease, or in preparation for dentures. We block out plenty of time in our schedule to handle each extraction with precision, and your comfort is ensured with gentle sedation.
We try to help you keep your natural teeth as long as possible, but extractions are nothing to fear at our office in Franklin. Call (855) 912-7677 for more information.