Waugh Chapel Dental

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Tooth extractions are a vital procedure offered at our office, typically reserved for teeth that are significantly damaged, decayed or contributing to overcrowding. While preserving natural teeth is always our primary goal, sometimes an extraction is necessary to maintain or improve overall oral health. Our experienced team ensures that this process is as comfortable and efficient as possible, employing the latest techniques for a smooth experience.

Understanding Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions involve the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. There are two main types of extractions: simple extractions, performed on teeth that are visible and easily accessible in the mouth and surgical extractions, required for teeth that are broken at the gum line or have not fully erupted. Our approach prioritizes your comfort and safety, providing clear communication throughout the process.

The Tooth Extraction Process

  • Initial Consultation: We assess your dental health and discuss the reasons and necessities for the extraction.
  • Preparation: If an extraction is deemed necessary, we prepare by taking X-rays and reviewing your medical history.
  • Anesthesia: To ensure comfort, local anesthesia is administered to numb the area around the tooth to be extracted.
  • Extraction: The tooth is carefully removed, employing techniques that minimize impact on surrounding tissues.
  • Post-Care Guidance: We provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and discuss options for replacing the extracted tooth if necessary.

Benefits of Tooth Extractions

  • Alleviates pain and discomfort associated with damaged or decayed teeth
  • Prevents the spread of infection and other dental issues
  • Can facilitate orthodontic treatment by addressing overcrowding
  • Helps prepare the mouth for future dental restorations, such as implants or dentures

Compassionate Care for Tooth Extractions

If you are facing the prospect of a tooth extraction, rest assured that our dentists and team are here to make the process as stress-free as possible. We are committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive care, from the initial consultation through to your recovery and beyond. Call Waugh Chapel Dental at 410-451-9600 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Daly or Dr. Poorna Phaltankar to learn more about tooth extractions in Gambrills, Maryland.

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