Oak Family Dental
  • Oak Family Dental | Family

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Park

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Doctors

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Office

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Large Family

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

girl after wisdom tooth extraction in metairie

Dental Extractions Can Extend Your Oral Health

February 8, 2021
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Posted By: Dr. Margaret Patterson
mom and daughter smiling after tooth extraction in metairie

Undergoing a necessary tooth extraction can overwhelm or worry patients. Many of us have preconceptions about dental extractions that revolve around pain and trauma. In truth, we have moved light-years away from barbershop surgeries and outdated techniques. 

In reality, dental extractions are not in the least painful, and in many cases, the last option to restoring your dental health. At Oak Family Dental, we do everything we can to save your natural teeth. There are situations when decay, trauma, or disease are too extensive to keep your tooth, and removing them can keep your remaining teeth unaffected.

Dental extractions are stress-free and pain-free oral health procedures that allow us to remove a tooth without impacting or damaging neighboring teeth or tissue. 

Why Are Dental Extractions Recommended?

As with most dental procedures, there is often more than one reason they are needed, including:

  • To address impacted teeth
  • To remove damaged teeth
  • To prepare your smile for orthodontic treatment
  • To stop a tooth infection or decay from spreading
  • To remove loose teeth
  • After a root canal that could not help a tooth

Gentle, Pain-Free Tooth Extractions

Your Metairie, LA general dentist may recommend a dental extraction, but not at the expense of your comfort. We use advanced modern equipment and software to plan accurate and precise dental procedures.

We start the dental extraction by administering a local anesthetic that numbs the area, so patients never feel anything than slight pressure. We also offer sedation dentistry to extend your level of relaxation and to make your visit with us as pleasant as possible. 

If you are interested in learning how we can care for your comfort levels and manage pain, let us know. We are always more than happy to work with patients and determine their level of care needs. 

Don't Live With Tooth Pain!

At Oak Family Dental, Dr. Patterson performs reliable and relaxing dental extractions for our Metairie patients. If you are experiencing pain, don't try to tough it out! Dental pain is never commonplace, you may be experiencing a dental emergency. Never hesitate to call us, we make time in our schedules to help patients in their time of need.

Call us today at (504) 836-6410.

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