Tooth Extraction

Gentle and Pain-Free Removal

A Tooth extraction becomes necessary when a tooth is badly damaged or decayed, and it is not fixable by a filling, crown or other treatment, or in preparation for orthodontic treatment. In these circumstances, a removal of the tooth can be the best solution.  Occasionally, a tooth extraction is also recommended for an over-crowded mouth. During the procedure, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area, and to eliminate any discomfort during the procedure. Patients report feeling pressure, but not pain during the tooth extraction.  Please let your Dentist know immediately if you are experiencing any pain during the procedure. Your Dentist will recommend after-care instructions for you, to aid in the healing process.  Afterwards, you will also be provided with several options to consider regarding your tooth replacement, as removing a tooth can have negative effects on chewing and may shift  the placement of your teeth in your mouth.

Options After Tooth Extraction:

While usually a very safe procedure, always be sure to let your dentist know your medical history before having a tooth pulled to avoid any complications. Trust Doctors Stenger, Cole and Gupta with your dental needs, locally, in our Richmond office.

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