Dental Extractions in Metairie LA
At Oak Family Dental, our goal is to keep all your teeth healthy and intact for as long as possible. Our goal is obviously to save teeth instead of extracting them. But situations arise where extraction is the best option for maintaining your overall dental health.
If we determine that extraction is the best plan, you’ll probably have a number of questions and concerns. Will it hurt? Who will perform my extraction? Will I have to take time off from work?
Your Partner in Oral Health Care
As partners in your oral health care, we take the time to get to know you so you feel comfortable if you need a procedure like a tooth extraction. You can be confident that your needs will be met by professionals you know and trust. We have many patients, but when you’re with us, you have our complete, undivided attention.
We’re sensitive to your concerns and we want to reassure you that each of our dentists have performed many successful, stress-free extractions over the years. Our caring professional team knows exactly how to make sure that your extraction is as comfortable and as painless as possible.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
If a tooth is damaged extensively because of dental decay or an accident and can’t be saved any other way, removing it may be the only option that makes sense.
Other reasons tooth extraction may be necessary include:
- Severe damage or infection that can’t be treated with a root canal
- A crack or fracture of a tooth below the gum line
- Placement of full or partial dentures
- In preparation for orthodontic treatment
- Partially impacted wisdom teeth
- Extensive periodontal disease
We will discuss all your options with you so you can make the decision that is right for you and your oral health. If you’re interested in tooth replacement after your tooth is removed, we’ll share those options with you as well.
Your Comfort Matters to Us
Dental visits can be stressful enough, so it’s normal to be apprehensive about the idea of tooth extraction. No matter how gentle we are, we understand it’s still an intimidating procedure for you to face.
Our goal is to help you feel completely comfortable, and we’ve got the experience to make your treatment as efficient and stress-free as possible. We’ll put you at ease and support you throughout your procedure. If you’re very anxious and need extra help, ask us about our effective sedation options like nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
If you have a problematic tooth and think you may need an extraction, please contact our Metairie dental office, and we’ll schedule a consultation with one of our doctors. We will evaluate your situation and discuss appropriate recommendations to provide you with the exact treatment you need to protect and maintain your oral health.