General Tooth Extractions
Comfortable Removal of Infected or Damaged Teeth
General Tooth Extractions
Comfortable Removal of Infected or Damaged Teeth
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to remove teeth quickly and easily to minimize recovery time. Dr. Clark, Dr. Young, Dr. Lewallen, and Dr. Bailey regularly perform tooth extractions at both of our offices in Franklin and Thompson’s Station, TN. Whether your dentist has advised you to get a tooth removed or you need to get your wisdom teeth extracted in Middle Tennessee, Southern Oral & Facial Surgery is the right place. Most tooth extractions are performed in one visit.
Common Causes for Tooth Extraction
While adult teeth are meant to last a lifetime, some circumstances require them to be removed. As dental professionals, we make every effort to preserve your natural teeth. Extraction, however, is sometimes the only option left to maintain your oral health and protect your other teeth.
Sometimes, teeth that appear to be healthy still need to be removed due to too many teeth present in the mouth. The average human jaw can fit in only a certain number of teeth. if a young patient still has their baby teeth (deciduous teeth), or is born with too many teeth, or the mouth is too small for all the teeth to fit in the jaw, tooth extraction is often necessary.
Infection and/or Decay
If a tooth is decaying or has been infected, the tooth has to be treated in the early stages so the oral specialist can repair the tooth with a filling. If the tooth is left untreated, decay grows and affects the tooth, which may now require root canal therapy, a crown, or extraction.
Patients who are diagnosed with periodontal or gum disease may experience a shift in their teeth or notice their teeth become loose or seriously infected. Gum disease causes the gums to deteriorate, often resulting in loose teeth. When left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss. While severe, periodontal disease is highly preventable by maintaining good oral health and practicing oral hygiene daily.
Teeth can easily be fractured or broken due to an accident or during a serious trauma. There has to be a viable tooth structure remaining for a filling or crown to work, but it may be recommended that the tooth be removed. Dental professionals stress the importance of fitted mouth guards to wear during sports or situations in which your teeth are exposed to possible impact.
Failed Root Canal Treatment
A root canal aims to remove the infected portion of a tooth. If the entire infection is not removed, it can create further infection that jeopardizes the entire tooth’s health. When left untreated, this infection can spread to other teeth and gums.
Vertical Cracks/Fractures of Teeth
When teeth become damaged, sometimes they can be restored with nonsurgical treatments. Fillings, root canals, or crowns are all viable solutions for tooth repair. When the damage is too extensive, your dentist may decide to refer you to an oral surgeon to have the tooth removed.
Need a Tooth Extracted in Franklin or Thompson’s Station, TN?
During your consultation, we will discuss your options for replacing the missing tooth or teeth with you. Sometimes, it is even possible to place a dental implant during the tooth extraction procedure, but this determination depends on your needs and oral health. We urge you to make an appointment at Southern Oral & Facial Surgery to learn about your options.
Types of Anesthesia
There are several anesthesia options available so patients can feel comfortable and at ease during treatment.
Hear From General Tooth Extractions Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing general tooth extractions at our office.
Reviews From Our General Tooth Extractions Patients
Shannon Reviews Her General Tooth Extractions Procedure
"I came to see Dr. Clark for two different procedures having dental implants done. I had tooth extraction work done and bone grafting done. The staff at Clark Oral & Facial Surgery is great; they’re easy to work with, they are pleasant, they’re informative. Dr. Clark is patient; he is very well trained, very well respected. He’s calming; he is efficient. I would highly recommend Southern Oral & Facial Surgery. I would not recommend anyone anywhere else, and I would never take my children anywhere else other than to this practice. They’re wonderful, completely have alleviated my dental phobia. I just think the world of them; they’re great — highly recommend it."
Jim Reviews His General Tooth Extractions Procedure
"Well, I relocated to a new area in town, and I went to one of the associates of Dr. Young's, and they noticed some dental work that I needed to have done that was beyond repair, so I had to have an extraction done. Well, when I was told I needed an extraction, I felt kind of nervous about it and was concerned about the details of what was going to have to be done. Dr. Young was very helpful in explaining to me the procedures and what he would do and how he would get it accomplished, and I felt a lot more comfortable once he explained it. He's a really good guy. Dr. Young is a very patient-oriented doctor. I'd say he has excellent bedside manners or chairside manners. I would recommend Dr. Young for my family or my friends. He's definitely top-notch."
Zach Reviews His General Tooth Extractions Procedure
"I needed two teeth removed to make room for a future implant. The procedure went really well, felt no pain. Again, I kind of felt like I was at home. They made me feel really relaxed, calm, and no pain. The recovery was pretty good; a little bit sore, but they did give me the right pain pills to ease the pain, but other than that, the recovery went really smoothly. Dr. Lewallen walked me through, step by step, before the process started, told me about what was going on, what tools he was going to use, and then told me about how the recovery would take place, so I felt comfortable through the whole process knowing what was exactly going on. I would definitely recommend seeing Dr. Lewallen at Southern Facial Surgery."
Irene Reviews Her General Tooth Extractions Procedure
"I came to see Dr. Clark; I was referred by my dentist that I needed an extraction because I had a gum infection, and the bone was deteriorating. When I got here, I had met with Dr. Clark; I was extremely apprehensive because I had never had anything like this done, but after meeting with him I was very much at ease and understood the fact that I was going to have to have an extraction done and then an implant. I was also impressed with the fact that he has a medical MD, which also put me at ease and showed me that his expertise is even more experienced than somebody who might not be. The staff, actually there are different personalities, but each one of them are very experienced, know exactly how to handle anxiety, and give you detailed information of what the steps of the procedure will be. Actually, my extraction was just about pain-free. My recovery was excellent, and I do want to add this that being in the medical field, the care was absolutely phenomenal, and Dr. Clark personally makes a call to check on you to make sure you’re okay, and it was very impressive."
Alice Reviews Her General Tooth Extractions Procedure
"Well, I’m not a young person anymore, and teeth do not last forever, so I needed to have some extractions in the back of my mouth, as well as to have an extraction of a root that had been broken off in a prior extraction. The first time I met Dr. Lewallen was here. I did not have any prior knowledge, experience, references, or anything for him. It was all much less dramatic than I had expected. I thought it was going to be a big deal, but with this doctor, he did this with no problems whatsoever. Well, I feel very great because it was absolutely painless, no problem. I was worried to death, of course, for nothing. I would highly recommend Dr. Lewallen. They will not be sorry they went to see him."
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