Tooth Extraction Treatment in Dumbarton

A Comfortable and Stress-Free Experience

At Church Street Dental Practice, we understand that having a tooth extracted can be a daunting experience for many patients. We offer extraction treatment in Dumbarton to make the process as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our experienced dental professionals are here to help you.

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Why Extraction Treatment May Be Necessary

Tooth extraction is a common dental procedure used to remove a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. We may recommend extraction for several reasons, such as severe decay or damage that cannot be repaired, crowded teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, infection or abscess, or periodontal disease.

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The Extraction Process

Before starting the extraction procedure, we will take an X-ray of the affected tooth to determine its shape, position, and the surrounding bone. We will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth to ensure a painless experience.

For a simple extraction, we will use a dental instrument called an elevator to loosen the tooth and forceps to remove it from the socket. For a more complex extraction, such as an impacted wisdom tooth, we may need to make an incision in the gum to access the tooth and remove it in pieces.

After the tooth is removed, we will place a gauze pad over the socket and ask you to bite down to help stop the bleeding. You may experience some discomfort and swelling after the extraction, but we will provide you with aftercare instructions to help manage these symptoms.

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Replacing the Extracted Tooth

Depending on the location and function of the extracted tooth, we may recommend a replacement option, such as a dental implant, bridge, or denture. We will discuss your options and help you determine the best course of action for your needs.

Benefits of Extraction Treatment

While we always strive to preserve natural teeth whenever possible, there are several benefits to having a tooth extracted, including relief from pain and discomfort caused by a damaged or infected tooth, improved overall oral health by removing a source of infection or decay, preventing damage to surrounding teeth and gum tissue, and creating space for orthodontic treatment or other dental procedures.

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Schedule Your Extraction Treatment Today!

If you are experiencing severe tooth pain or other symptoms that may require an extraction, please contact us to schedule an appointment. Our experienced dental professionals will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your needs and ensure a comfortable, stress-free experience.