Lake Lanier Tooth Extraction – Do you need to have a damaged tooth removed? Call us at 770-831-0559 or visit https://www.lakelaniersmiles.com/our-office/procedures/cleanings-prevention/simple-tooth-extractions/
If you are experiencing extreme sensitivity or are suffering from advanced periodontal disease, you may be required to have a tooth extracted. With a simple extraction, the dentist can safely remove the affected tooth without the need for major surgery.
Reasons for a tooth extraction
There are numerous situations in which a simple extraction can help alleviate pain or prepare you for another cosmetic or restorative procedure. Some common reasons for extraction include:
Advanced periodontal disease that has loosened the tooth roots
Extra teeth or baby teeth that impede adult teeth
Preparing a patient for orthodontic treatment
Removing a fractured or malformed tooth
Severe tooth decay which cannot be remedied with root canal therapy
How is a tooth extracted?
As a precaution, the dentist will first take X-rays of the tooth or teeth in question, to help plan the procedure. After preparing a method of extraction, you will be given a local anesthetic that will prevent you from feeling pain during the procedure. Next, the dentist will use a tool called an elevator to lift the tooth and loosen ligaments and gum tissue around the base of the tooth. Finally, the dentist will use a pair of forceps, to gently rock the tooth back and forth until it breaks free of the ligaments holding it in the gum tissue. Occasionally, a stubborn tooth will resist the dentist’s soft tug, refusing to come out. In these and more complex cases, the tooth may need to be broken up into smaller pieces for removal.
Once removed, we will pack gauze into the socket and have you place pressure on the area by biting down. If necessary, the dentist will place stitches to close the socket.
If you are sick the week prior to your scheduled extraction or on the day of, please contact our office, as alternative arrangements may need to be made. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Lake Lanier Smiles is a premier dental care center providing outstanding patient service located in Buford, Georgia. We also serve neighboring towns including Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Cumming, Flowery Branch, Lawrenceville, Oakwood, Braselton and Duluth.
At Lake Lanier Smiles, We are proud to offer Comprehensive dental care to the whole family. We treat all ages and the highly skilled and trained dentists perform all the services including regular dental examination to Implants. Our dental services range from preventive to restorative to cosmetic services and doing them at an affordable prices. The motto of Lake Lanier Smiles is to treat every patient like we treat our family. The staff are well trained and try their best to keep you at ease and make you feel at home. We treat every patient with utmost respect and compassion.
Our team at Lake Lanier Smiles speaks English and Spanish fluently. Our mission is to create a long lasting relationship by connecting to you at personal level by carefully listening to your dental needs and wants; we will work together as a team to achieve that Healthy and Attractive smile you deserve.
Lake Lanier Smiles provides Affordable Dental Care with Quality products and services. We take pride in explaining the problem and the consequences of not taking care of the problem and the solutions for the problem. We give all the options possible in dentistry and let the patient make the informed decision. We believe in mantra “Informed patient is the best patient”.
Lake Lanier Smiles
4965 Lanier Islands Pkw
Buford, GA 30518
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