If you think you need to have a tooth pulled, contact our Annapolis dental office to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. We offer tooth extractions as well as wisdom teeth removal. Most extractions are performed in our Annapolis dental office, however, we may refer you to a local oral surgeon if a specialist is needed.
Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction
Tooth pain can be overwhelming and it may seem like the best treatment is to have the tooth pulled. Whenever possible, however, our dentists will support the decision to keep the natural tooth. Usually, this means performing a root canal treatment to remove tooth decay or infection and seal it with a dental crown.
In some cases, a tooth extraction is the best choice. Your dentist will design a treatment plan to extract the tooth and replace it with either a dental implant, dental bridge or denture. Replacing missing teeth quickly is important to avoid bone loss, or movement of neighboring teeth.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Depending on your condition, your dentist may perform your wisdom tooth extraction in our Annapolis dental office. We offer oral sedation to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during treatment. You will need an adult to drive you to and from your appointment. If a specialist is needed, your dentist will prepare a treatment plan and refer you to a local oral surgeon.