Gentle Tooth Extractions
Advanced gum disease, an abscessed tooth, broken or chipped teeth – these are just some of the reasons why one or more of your teeth may need to be extracted. While we always first try to preserve your natural teeth, sometimes tooth extractions are unavoidable. If you are experiencing severe tooth decay, impacted teeth or a dental emergency, a tooth extraction may be the best and only course of action.
The thought of having your permanent teeth removed may fill you with a fair bit of apprehension. The good news is that modern tooth replacements like dental implants can restore your smile effectively and comfortably. Additionally, our Wasilla practice makes every effort to ensure your comfort during this common and oftentimes necessary dental treatment.
When you come in for a tooth extraction, your dentist will apply local anesthesia to the treatment area and ensure it is thoroughly numbed before proceeding. The extraction procedure can be surgical or non-surgical in nature, depending on the reason for the extraction and the severity of the situation.
Tooth Extraction: A Safe and Comfortable Procedure
All tooth extractions, both surgical and non-surgical, are conducted using the most advanced anesthesia techniques, ensuring your complete comfort throughout the procedure.
Speaking of comfort, our staff is specially trained and our office carefully designed to ensure a pleasant experience for all of our patients. We can offer you a warming neck pillow, and a set of headphones to drown out the world while your dentist performs the tooth extraction procedure. Much like going to the spa, you will leave our Wasilla office feeling relaxed and care-free.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted – but some do. In many situations, it’s best to pull the wisdom teeth before they jeopardize your smile as a whole. If your wisdom tooth’s growth can cause damage to neighboring teeth, or cannot fully erupt, we may consider extraction.
We will take a panoramic radiograph of yours or your child's entire jaw, so we can see the size, location, and developmental stage of the wisdom teeth in consideration. At the earliest, wisdom teeth are removed in the mid-teen years, but 3rd molars do not finish developing until closer to about 30 years of age.
Extractions at Alaska Center for Dentistry: We'll Keep You Comfortable!
Call or come into our office to make an appointment. With amenities for both children and adults, and friendly staff who care about your comfort, you will not want to visit any other regional practice!
Some people hate to go to the dentist – but not our patients. We make every effort to ensure our patients are always comfortable with our sedation dentistry options.