Simple Tooth Extractions in Seattle
Although our skilled dental team at Theron Baker DDS always aims to restore and preserve natural teeth, sometimes there is no other option than performing a simple tooth extraction. If a tooth is damaged too badly, you have a crowded mouth, or you’re dealing with a severe infection, extraction may be the best method for treating the problem.
At Theron Baker DDS, we strive to make your dental experience as comfortable as possible, tailoring our care to patients of all ages. If we determine a tooth extraction is the best method for improving your oral health, we will answer all of your questions and work to make the process as smooth and painless as possible.
What is a simple tooth extraction?
Tooth extractions, also known as tooth pulling, involve removing an entire tooth from its socket in the bone. At Theron Baker DDS, we always strive to repair or restore the tooth through other methods to keep the natural tooth in place, but sometimes an extraction is unavoidable. In those cases, we will provide local anesthetic to keep you from feeling the pain as we remove the tooth. Unlike surgical extractions, which involve removing teeth that haven’t yet surfaced in the mouth, simple extractions involve pulling a visible tooth. We use forceps to gently loosen the tooth in its socket and then remove it.
When do you need tooth extraction?
Tooth extraction is necessary for a variety of circumstances, the most common being extreme damage to a tooth. We will always work to repair the tooth with a dental filling, crown restoration, dental onlay or other treatment. But if we can’t restore the tooth using one of these methods, extraction may become necessary. Some cases in which you might need tooth extraction include:
- Significant tooth decay
- A crack or break in your tooth
- Crowded teeth in your mouth
- Baby teeth not falling out in time
- Extra teeth blocking other teeth from coming in
Simple tooth extraction procedure
At Theron Baker DDS, we always strive to make you as comfortable as possible throughout any dental procedure. If we determine a tooth extraction is necessary, we will conduct X-rays to determine the best method for extracting the tooth. During the tooth extraction procedure, we will administer a local anesthetic to the area surrounding the tooth so that you won’t feel the pain of the extraction. We will then loosen the tooth and remove it using a forceps.
Afterwards, you will experience some pain and small amounts of bleeding for a day. Icing the area and taking anti-inflammatory medicine can help reduce swelling and pain.
Why choose Theron Baker DDS for your tooth extraction needs
If you think you may need a tooth extraction, contact our team of experienced dental professionals at Theron Baker DDS. We tailor our dental care to patients of all ages, providing high-quality dental treatment for your entire family. And we always aim to provide you with the care and attention you deserve, making the dental experience as comfortable as possible.
Located just blocks from the Amazon campus, Theron Baker DDS is here to help you with everything from teeth cleanings to emergency dental services. Call our office today at (206) 343-8774 for more information or to schedule an appointment!
Accepted Dental InsurancesWe do not accept DSHS, Apple Health, Provider One or Molina insurance.
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