Tooth Extractions in High Point, NC
At Deep River Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we do our best to save all of your healthy teeth. With advancements in dentistry and prevention, it is easier than ever to keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime. Occasionally, though, it becomes necessary to remove a problem tooth in order to relieve pain or to protect your remaining teeth.
We understand that no one wants to have a tooth pulled, but we want you to know that we take your comfort seriously. Dr. Cassidy Bray has the training and experience to perform your dental extractions in High Point and help you stay healthy and comfortable through the recovery process.
Conditions Causing the Need for Dental Extractions
Sometimes, in spite of your best efforts, you might have a tooth that causes a problem. At our High Point dental office, we do our best to save your ailing tooth, including root canal therapy. When all of our best efforts fail, that means it is time for a dental extraction. Certain conditions increase your chances of needing a tooth pulled:
- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Deep decay
- Failed root canal therapy
- Orthodontic extractions
- Wisdom teeth (third molar) complications
- Misplaced teeth
You can reduce your chances of needing a dental extraction by maintaining excellent oral care at home and keeping your regular dental cleaning and exam appointments. We will do our best to diagnose early conditions before they put your teeth at risk.
Simple and Surgical Extractions
When it is time for a dental extraction, we will make sure you are completely numb for your procedure. Dr. Bray is extremely gentle and wants to make sure that your experience is as relaxed and pain free as possible. We realize that most patients would rather be almost anywhere than the dentist, but our warm and friendly team will welcome you and take excellent care of you while you are with us.
Simple extractions mean that your tooth is already erupted (broken through) the gums. Simple extractions often heal more quickly and take less time than surgical extractions.
If you do need a surgical extraction for a tooth that is not yet erupted, it will require an incision and once we remove your tooth, Dr. Bray will give you stitches to assist with healing.
Wisdom Teeth (Third Molar) Extractions
Wisdom teeth do not always require dental extraction. In fact, if they are healthy and do not crowd out your other teeth, you may be able to keep them. However, wisdom teeth do tend to be troublemakers for many patients. They can cause crowding, are difficult to keep clean, and create problems with your bite.
To find out if you need your wisdom teeth extracted, we will perform a full evaluation and take digital radiographs for an accurate diagnosis.
Call Us to Schedule an Oral Evaluation
If you have questions or concerns about your teeth or dental extraction in High Point, NC, please give us a call! We can help you determine the best treatment to support your oral health and overall wellness.
We look forward to hearing from you.