Are you experiencing tooth pain? Do you have a loose tooth?
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 will evaluate your situation, and recommend treatment options to best fit your oral needs.
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. This is determined after an oral exam and on the severity of the issue in the affected tooth.
Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction
Tooth pain can be overwhelming and it may seem like the best treatment is to have the tooth pulled. We will try to save as much of the natural tooth whenever possible. Usually, this means performing a root canal treatment to remove tooth decay or infection and seal it with a dental crown. However, sometimes damage is more severe and may require a tooth extraction.
In some cases, a tooth extraction is the best choice. For example, if the tooth was severely damaged in an accident, or beyond saving due to severe deterioration and neglect. 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. If you lose a front tooth, we can replace it. We can replace a single tooth with a dental implant to restore function to your smile.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process
We extract wisdom teeth in Annapolis. Depending on your condition, we may perform your wisdom tooth extraction in our Annapolis dental office. If a specialist is needed, your dentist will prepare a treatment plan and refer you to a local oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth can be a hinderance on all of your other teeth. It is important to address impacted wisdom teeth as soon as possible.
The process can be quick and instantly relieves pressure on your teeth. We offer oral sedation to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during treatment. We know how scary it could be for young patients and adults alike. With oral sedation, you will need an adult to drive you to and from your appointment. This is a requirement because the “sedative” can impair your senses and ability to operate any type of machinery.
Tooth Extraction FAQs
Is is better to get your tooth pulled or get a root canal?
Your dentist will always advise you that it is important to save as much of your natural teeth as possible. In severe cases where the tooth is damaged beyond saving we will recommend a tooth extraction. Although, most teeth with cavities and root infections can be saved with a root canal procedure and restorative dentistry.
Will a tooth extraction relieve my tooth pain?
A tooth extraction can alleviate tooth pain, but only if it’s the direct cause of your pain. Most tooth extractions are done to alleviate tooth pain from a damaged and infected tooth. Tooth extractions can target pain from overcrowding, impacted teeth, and severe gum disease.
How long does it take to remove a tooth?
The process is quick and takes a single visit to the dentist! It can be done in under 2 hours. We will first numb your mouth so that you do not feel pain. Then we will surgically remove the affected tooth. You will be given post-surgery instructions to help prevent infections and dry socket.
Schedule your Tooth Extraction Today
Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates is dedicated to improving your long-term oral health. For more information on tooth extractions, or to request an appointment, give us a call at (410) 989-8298 today.