Dentists and oral surgeons will always work hard to try to save your natural tooth, but sometimes pulling the tooth is the best option. Extractions are a common procedure performed at our practice, and if extraction is part of your treatment, we will also discuss your tooth replacement options with you. It’s sometimes possible to place a dental implant or a bone graft immediately after extracting the affected tooth. During your consultation with one of the surgeons at Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery, your doctor can assess if this is an option for you.
Why do I need my tooth extracted?
Dental extractions treat many different oral health conditions and can even help to preserve the health of teeth that surround an affected tooth. Common reasons for a tooth extraction include
- Dental crowding (too many teeth in the mouth or teeth that are too close together)
- Severe infection or decay
- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Injury to the teeth or oral cavity
- Failed restorative treatments, such as a root canal
Experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons like the doctors Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery will determine if an extraction is required when you meet with them at your consultation appointment. During this appointment, you will have a complete oral evaluation and discuss your treatment plan and anesthesia options with your doctor. If you have questions or concerns about your extraction, these will be addressed as well. If you are recommended for an extraction, your tooth/teeth will be removed at our comfortable and welcoming practices located in Avon, Glastonbury, and Enfield, CT.
Tooth Extraction Procedures
Extractions are most often done using local anesthesia — you will be awake but will not feel any pain during the treatment, and you will not need a designated driver to take you to and from the appointment. Our surgeons have many years of training in tooth extraction techniques and anesthesia administration, so you can feel completely confident that you are receiving the very best of care at Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery.
If you require multiple extractions, or your extraction is particularly complicated, the doctor may recommend IV sedation for your procedure. IV sedation will put you in a sleep-like state, and you will not remember the procedure. Sometimes, when patients are anxious about a procedure, they will choose IV sedation. When we see you at Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery for your pre-surgery consultation, your doctor will discuss your anesthesia options with you. We will involve you in all decisions before we proceed with your treatment plan.
Tooth Extraction in Avon, Glastonbury, and Enfield, CT
You are in the very best hands with the doctors Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery. Our surgeons have years of experience removing problematic and failing teeth. We also specialize in tooth replacement solutions such as dental implants as well as groundbreaking restoration techniques like the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. If you are interested in tooth replacement options after an extraction to restore the look, feel, and function of your tooth or teeth, please contact one of our offices located in Avon, Glastonbury, and Enfield to learn more.