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Tooth Extraction Charleston SC

Tooth ExtractionsAn Overview

Considered a treatment of last resort in most cases, a tooth extraction is sometimes necessary for your long term dental health. Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn perform simple tooth extractions in the comfort of our family friendly Charleston dentist office. A tooth extraction will be completed during one visit using a local anesthetic or dental sedation with nitrous oxide.

Unless your tooth is extracted due to overcrowding of teeth in the mouth, we will make appropriate recommendations for tooth replacement. Replacing a lost tooth quickly and effectively will prevent the development of additional dental concerns. Left untreated, lost teeth can lead to gum disease, decay and shifting of remaining teeth which will affect the fit and health of your bite over time.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth typically erupt in the late teens and early twenties. In most cases, removal is recommended for long term dental health. Dr. Dickert and Dr. Lynn will monitor the development of your wisdom teeth and coordinate removal with a local oral surgeon in most cases due the involvement of the bone.

Tooth Extractions What to Expect

On the day of your procedure, we will begin by making you as comfortable as possible with a local anesthetic or dental sedation. We will explain all aspects of the procedure and offer post treatment care tips to reduce the risk of infection or complications such as dry socket. With proper sedation or numbing, an extraction is a relatively quick procedure causing minimal discomfort that is experienced as pressure in the jaw where the tooth is being removed.

We will begin by slowly rocking the tooth in the socket to loosen it and separate the connecting ligaments. Once free, your tooth will slide out of the socket, which will be cleaned and packed with sterile gauze to stem bleeding and prevent infection.