We can feel the worry when we tell a patient they’ll need dental extraction here at Affordable Dental Clinics in Greeley, CO. People have every right to be scared, but it’s our job to turn extraction into a comfortable experience for our patients. Our dentists at Affordable Dental Clinics have been doing this for years. Just relax and let us take care of the rest.
There are several reasons to extract a tooth. Dental extraction in Greeley, CO is less complicated than people think. Thousands of people all over the country had teeth extracted and are now living their lives normally.
All dentists appreciate and know the value of natural teeth. Our primary goal is always to preserve them, if possible. Sadly, there are times when dental extraction is best for the patient. Wisdom teeth are a great example of this. A patient who has a wisdom tooth coming out might complain of pain or other problems.
Wisdom teeth can affect how teeth line up next to each other. There’s usually not enough space for them. They can also become impacted and increase the risk of decay of the 2nd molars. Wisdom teeth don’t even need to be replaced since they’re nonessential.
Badly infected teeth or severely traumatized ones need to come out too. These teeth won’t last long anyway and might serve as a source of infection in the body.
Teeth don’t always come out the same way. Some require more effort or work than others. We’ve encountered wisdom teeth and other extractions that only took 5 minutes. On the other hand, some extractions are surgical because the teeth are impacted and hard to extract.
We’ll always choose the type of anesthesia based on the anticipated difficulty of the extraction. Local anesthesia is enough for easy ones. The most complicated extractions might require general anesthesia. Either way, your comfort will be prioritized.
What you do after the procedure is just as important as the procedure itself. We always give patients instructions to follow and explain everything to them. If anything seems unclear or you have any questions, let us know.