Do you have impacted wisdom teeth? Is your tooth infection creating large holes in your enamel? You may be a candidate for a dental extraction. At 615 Smile Design Studio, we work with local oral surgeons to provide tooth extraction treatment in Nashville, TN. Extractions are general dental treatments that help prevent complications caused by a damaged, infected, or impacted tooth or teeth.
Why Would You Need an Extraction?
There are multiple reasons why someone would need extraction treatment:
- Infection: Patients with cavities and abscessed teeth may need more than a root canal and filling. A root canal can remove an infection from a tooth, while a dental filling seals the tooth. However, if patients have larger cavities or a large portion of the tooth affected by decay, they may need the tooth removed.
- Impaction: Wisdom teeth are likely to become impacted if patients do not have enough room to accommodate them. As the last permanent teeth to emerge, wisdom teeth can dig into the back molars or cause overcrowding. Removing these teeth can prevent problems like tooth damage and even gum disease.
- Injury: If a patient has a severely broken or fractured tooth, we may need to extract their tooth to prevent further damage. Extracting the tooth and replacing it can also create a more even and balanced bite.
Tooth Extraction Treatment in Nashville, TN
We work with local oral surgeons to perform comfortable extraction treatments. There are two main types of extractions: simple and complex. During simple extractions, an oral surgeon uses a local anesthetic to numb the area and gently rock the tooth back and forth for removal. Simple extractions remove teeth above the gum line.
During complex extractions, surgeons remove teeth at or below the gum line. The surgeon may use local anesthetic and dental sedation so patients do not feel any pain during treatment.
Call Our Office Today
Do you need a dental extraction? Schedule a dental appointment with us online. You can also contact 615 Smile Design Studio at (615) 637-2878. Do you have questions about extraction treatment? Please let us know at your next dental visit and we will happy to help.