Charlotte Tooth Extraction
Engel Dental Center proudly provides tooth extractions in Charlotte, NC, for patients with sustained tooth damage or tooth decay. A simple extraction occurs in our comfortable dental office during a quick appointment, and more complicated extractions may require surgery.
Whether you have been suffering through a painful toothache or you have had a severe tooth injury and need the tooth removed, we can help. Trust that our dentists will use the safest methods to remove the tooth while ensuring your comfort and health.
What to Know About Tooth Extractions
Tooth extractions can take place in our dentist’s office. Before removing your tooth, we explore all other avenues to save the tooth. Some of the methods that can help to save the tooth include getting a filling, crown, or root canal.
Some common reasons our patients need tooth extractions include:
- An infected tooth
- Dental injury
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Loose teeth caused by gum disease
- Extreme tooth decay
- To avoid infection due to compromised immunity
- An impacted tooth can lead to many different health concerns.
Another common reason for tooth removal is when you’re dealing with advanced gum disease.
Our Charlotte dentist may perform a tooth extraction in cases of severe tooth decay. Whether you need a tooth extraction for an impacted wisdom tooth or tooth decay, our experienced dentists will safely remove the tooth to relieve the pain and improve your oral health.
What to Expect During a Tooth Extraction
When you come in for your appointment, we start by examining the tooth. If we can place a crown or filling to repair the tooth without removing it, we’ll do that.
If extraction is the only option, we numb the area around the tooth, including the gums, jaw, tissue, and nerves. Your dentist then uses a special tool to quickly remove the tooth. We’ll provide post-procedure care instructions to keep the extraction site clean and healthy as it heals.
What Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
If you have a wisdom tooth that needs to be removed, simple tooth extraction may not be suitable. If the wisdom tooth has not grown above the gum line, we perform oral surgery to cut open the gum, remove the tooth, and stitch the gum closed.
During the procedure, we use general anesthesia, laughing gas, or sedation to minimize pain and ensure your comfort. Your dentist will prescribe pain medications to help with the recovery after the tooth extraction is complete.
Aftercare for Tooth Extractions
After tooth removal, it is essential to follow the aftercare instructions to prevent infection. Some of the steps to properly care for the extraction site include:
- Avoid removing blood clots as these form to help you heal
- Don’t drink through straws for 48-72 hours
- Use gauze to help stop the bleeding
- Avoid brushing the area for 24 hours
Contact Our Charlotte Dental Office for Tooth Extraction
Engel Dental Center offers safe tooth extraction in Charlotte, NC. We provide trusted tooth extractions in a comfortable office environment so you can find relief from toothaches and damaged or decayed teeth.
Contact Engel Dental Center at 704-395-5588 to schedule your appointment today!