At Towncare Dental, we want your teeth to last as long as you do. Sometimes, however, a tooth may be so severely damaged that it simply cannot be saved. The tooth may need to be extracted so that we can replace it with a denture or partial. We’ll walk you through the procedure from start to finish, going over every last detail and answering all of your questions. Before removing the tooth, we’ll apply an anesthetic so you won’t feel any pain. Many of our practices can also administer local anesthesia, oral sedation or nitrous oxide sedation to help you relax.
In some cases, we may recommend extracting wisdom teeth if they become impacted. Wisdom teeth typically come in during your late teens or early twenties. If they don’t emerge all the way, they can become impacted. Other teeth may block them, making it difficult for you to clean them properly. That, in turn, makes them more vulnerable to decay and disease. Impacted wisdom teeth can also irritate and inflame the gums, causing painful swelling.