Our goal is to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime. However, sometimes we have to remove teeth due to deep decay, bad infection, or severe bone loss. We do a lot of extractions in our office. We try to make your visit with us as painless as possible as outlined in our section on Gentle Care and Sedation.
Most patients are concerned about being without teeth after extractions. If the extractions are in a visible area, we offer what is called an immediate temporary denture. This appliance is fabricated by our lab ahead of time and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted. This way the patients do not leave the office with missing teeth.
If required, we can prescribe the patients a medication like Valium to take an hour before their appointment, which will help them feel more relaxed during treatment. This type of treatment is know as oral sedation.
If patients would like to be put to sleep for any oral surgery like extractions, we can refer them to our team of oral surgeons who are well trained for this. If you feel you have some really bad teeth that need to be removed, call us for an evaluation.