If a tooth is so extremely damaged that it cannot be easily fixed with a filling, crown, or other restorative treatment, Lee Family Dental Care provides extractions. While we take a conservative approach towards removing teeth, opting not to do it if a tooth can be saved, there are occasions where the best and healthiest results come from extracting a tooth.
A tooth may be removed for the following reasons at Lee Family Dental Care in Worcester, Massachusetts:
Removing a single tooth can have many negative side-effects. These include limited chewing ability, inability to enunciate words properly, jaw problems, shifting teeth, and lack of structure in the cheeks, which gives the appearance of premature aging. In order to avoid these complications from arising, Lee Family Dental Care only performs extractions when necessary and always has a dental treatment plan at the ready for you. Certain treatments, such as applying dentures, implants, or other restorative options, can help mitigate the damage done when a tooth or teeth are removed from the oral cavity. Our dental team will ensure that you are aware of the options and their suitability for your personal dental needs.
When removing a tooth or teeth, we will usually apply a local anesthetic so that you do not feel pain during the procedure. It is common for patients to feel pressure throughout the process, especially if a tooth requires sectioning. If a tooth requires sectioning because it is difficult to remove, that means our dental team will cut it into sections before removing it piece by piece. After-care instructions will be given to you by our expert dental staff before the procedure.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency or believe you may need a dental extraction, call Lee Family Dental Care to request more information or schedule a consultation.