What is a Tooth Extraction?

At Doe Run Dental, a tooth extraction is performed as painlessly as possible. Extracting a tooth means removing a tooth completely. Because of this, tooth extraction is usually the last option considered after less invasive dental services such as a root canal, tooth filling or dental crown. We perform tooth extractions when a tooth is so badly decayed that it cannot be saved and must be extracted for health and cosmetic reasons.

The Tooth Extraction Procedure

  1. Dr. White will meet with you to assess your unique situation. He will consult with you to determine if a tooth extraction is the best course of action for you. If you agree that it is, the process can be done quickly and comfortably.
  2. The area around the tooth that needs to be extracted will be carefully numbed and prepared for your tooth extraction.
  3. Once the area has been thoroughly prepared and you are ready, we will carefully remove the tooth in the manner that will provide you with the most comfort.
  4. The area of the removed tooth will be treated to make sure you have no further issues with infection.

That’s it! The source of your pain or embarrassment is no longer a problem. Even better, you may have the opportunity to turn a previous weakness into a strength. See the benefits below.

The Benefits of Tooth Extraction

Tooth extractions protect your other teeth from serious infection and damage. After the extraction is complete, replacing the missing tooth with a beautiful porcelain dental crown sitting atop a dental implant is a great way to restore your smile and maintain the strength and health of your gums and other teeth. You can also look into our top-quality dental bridges as an option to fill in any gap in your smile.

Visit our Manheim dental office to learn more about tooth extractions and if it is the best solution for you.