Dr. Han will always do everything in his power to save your natural teeth. In some cases, the damage may be too extensive, and may even threaten the rest of your smile. In these situations, Dr. Han will recommend tooth removal to preserve your oral health.
Some of the reasons you may need a tooth extraction include:
- Severe decay or infection
- Advanced gum disease affecting the bone tissues
- Fractured teeth
- Problematic wisdom teeth
- Teeth that cannot be saved by root canals
- Teeth to be removed for orthodontics or prosthetics
If your dentist suggests that you have a tooth pulled, there is no need for concern. Dr. Han offers comfortable, one-visit tooth extraction procedures.
Dr. Han uses the most comfortable and advanced techniques to remove your tooth and preserve the bone and gum surrounding it. He offers bone grafting and socket preservation to all patients requiring tooth extraction. He also offers innovative tooth replacement options that will restore your flawless smile, including:
- Dental implants
- Implant dentures
- Traditional dentures
What to Expect from your Extraction Procedure
Although tooth removal may sound frightening and advanced, it is actually a routine procedure that carries a very low risk of long-term complications. Having a tooth pulled can actually be totally painless when performed by an experienced dentist like Dr. Han.
You can expect to feel some pressure, but no pain during your tooth extraction procedure. Dr. Han will apply a local anesthetic to numb the area before tooth removal. He may also offer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to ease your anxiety while you have your tooth pulled gently.
The tooth extraction will be over in a matter of minutes, and you will have a safer smile because of the simple procedure.
Tooth Removal Recovery
After your tooth removal, Dr. Han will give you a specific set of instructions for caring for the tooth extraction site. Usually, he advises patients to leave gauze on the extraction site to minimize bleeding for a few hours. He may also recommend medication, depending on which tooth was removed.
Recovering after having a tooth pulled is generally quite easy. Recovery only lasts for a few days as long as you keep the extraction site clean and follow Dr. Han’s instructions for care. Once the tooth removal site heals, Dr. Han will replace one or missing teeth with one of our realistic restorative appliances.
Don’t Put Off Necessary Treatment—Call Today!
If you think you may need a tooth extraction, contact Dr. Han as soon as possible. You can trust his experience to result in a comfortable and successful tooth extraction procedure. We are now accepting new patients, so don’t hesitate to give us a call today!