When a tooth becomes so badly damaged or decayed that it cannot be fixed by the usual treatments such as a filling or crown, the best solution can be to extract the tooth.
Tooth extraction can also become necessary in preparation for orthodontic treatment, or in cases where the mouth is overcrowded and your teeth need space to reposition themselves naturally and evenly.
We know it sounds scary to have a tooth pulled, and that’s why we promise to provide the most comfortable dental experience possible.
During the procedure, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area, and to eliminate any discomfort.
Please let your dentist know immediately if you are experiencing any pain during the procedure as most of our patients report feeling pressure, but not pain.
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.
After your tooth extraction, your dentist will provide you with aftercare instructions as you heal, and they’ll also discuss your options for tooth replacement. Having a tooth pulled can impact your ability to chew, cause your teeth to shift, and, of course, impact your smile and your self-confidence. We offer multiple solutions to bring back your brightest smile, including:
If you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, or believe you may need a tooth extraction, contact our friendly Richmond dentists (804) 320-7147 and schedule a consultation today.
We won’t recommend any treatment unless it’s absolutely necessary, and we promise we’ll work with you to provide the most comfortable dental experience possible and achieve your goals within your budget.