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. 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?
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
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."
Nolan Reviews His General Tooth Extractions Procedure
"I came to Dr. Clark to get my tooth extracted, and I came to Dr. Young to get my hand stitched. My tooth was wiggling, and I needed him to take it out. It’s not very scary because he’s done it before to me, and it doesn’t hurt. Dr. Clark used these tools to take it out. Whenever he’s using the tools, it sometimes tickles. I needed stitches on my hand because I went on a zip line, and I hurt it. I was little nervous about the stitches. After he numbed me, it didn’t hurt. I would recommend my friends would come see Dr. Young and Dr. Clark because they are nice, and they are helpful."
Bruce Reviews His General Tooth Extractions Procedure
"My overall experience here was great. When I come into this practice, I feel like a king here. It’s things like that that make me feel really welcome here. The doctor just made me feel at ease. He’s very knowledgeable of everything he does. We have just really become friends. The procedure went really great and the recovery was awesome. I am very pleased that I had my procedure done here and I know this is a place I can trust. I highly recommend Southern Oral & Facial Surgery."
Lisa Reviews Her General Tooth Extractions Procedure
"I came to see Dr. Young to have teeth extracted and implants put in. I had teeth that were not able to be saved. I love coming in here; everybody’s so nice to me, and the procedures go by really, really quick, and I had no pain. I had a little bit of just throbbing after the initial implant, but after that, I had nothing; I didn’t have to take any pain medicine at all. Dr. Young is just so much fun; he’s always really nice, comes in with a smile, lets you know exactly what needs to be done and gets you right in. If anybody in the Brentwood, Spring Hill, Franklin area ever needed to have implants or extractions, I would definitely recommend Dr. Young and his staff."
Phil Reviews His General Tooth Extractions Procedure
"My dental situation was pretty bad, and I was referred to Dr. Clark’s surgery by my dentist. Almost when I walked in, my anxiety level went down. There was a very positive attitude among the reception staff, from Dr. Clark himself, and my treatment coordinator. They made me feel relaxed and actually looking forward to having the procedures done. I had the extractions done all along the top during the first procedure, under anesthetic. Seemed like three seconds; it was an hour and a half to two hours, and I woke up with very minimal discomfort. I would recommend that if you need any type of oral surgery or dental or facial surgery, Dr. Clark’s surgery is the place to come."
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