Preserving the health of your smile is always our priority, and we do all we can to ensure this can be done through treatments that save your natural teeth. However, there are certain instances where maintaining or reestablishing proper oral health includes tooth extractions. Many reasons exist that necessitate tooth extractions. We will work with you to explain your oral condition and why we would recommend an extraction to preserve your smile and overall health.
With years of experience serving patients throughout the Hixson, TN area, we have the skills and knowledge to safely and conveniently perform tooth extractions, helping you achieve your best smile possible.
It is natural to feel apprehensive about your tooth extraction procedure. But having your tooth pulled is a relatively simple and routine procedure that we can complete at our Hixson, TN, office in just one appointment. We use local anesthetics to ensure that you feel little to no discomfort during your procedure. If you feel you may need additional assistance calming your nerves, we offer custom sedation options to assure complete relaxation while you are here. During your procedure you will only feel a slight, mild sensation of pressure as the tooth is being extracted! The recovery period and procedure will depend on how we decide to replace your tooth, but it usually involves keeping the site of the extraction clean, avoiding tough, chewy, or sticky foods, and taking care not to disturb the site during brushing and flossing. If one or more of your teeth have any of the following problems, you may need tooth extractions:
“Getting my teeth fixed was the first step to improve my health.
Many options exist to replace missing or extracted teeth, but the only permanent solution is dental implants. Unlike dental bridges or partial dentures, dental implants replace the entire tooth’s structure, including the root. The implant post surgically placed into the jaw bone takes on the characteristics of a tooth root, stimulating the jaw and providing a base for a custom dental crown. Once restored, dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, help stabilize neighboring teeth, and allow you to eat, speak, and smile without tooth pain!