Remove Painful, Damaged Teeth
with Gentle Extractions
If your tooth has been damaged in an accident or by decay, Dr. Graves will always try to save and restore your tooth before suggesting an extraction. However, if the damage or decay is too severe and an extraction is necessary, the extraction process will be as gentle as possible. If you have problematic wisdom teeth, it may be best to have them removed to avoid more serious dental issues down the road. Give the team at Myrtle Grove Implant and Family Dentistry a call today to learn more!
We want to make it easy to get out of pain and back to your daily life, so whether you need to remove a problematic wisdom tooth, prepare for a restorative or orthodontic treatment, or extract a damaged tooth, we’re here to help. If you think you may need an extraction, call us today to get more details and schedule your appointment.
Benefits of Tooth Extraction
At Myrtle Grove Implant & Family Dentistry
- Get treatment from experts who have knowledge of replacement options.
- Dr. Graves has years of experience performing gentle, successful extractions.
- We focus on conservative care, and we’ll only suggest an extraction when necessary.
- Our friendly, knowledgable staff will follow up to ensure that your healing process is optimal.
- We offer sedation options to keep you calm and relaxed throughout your treatment.
Understand the Process
The Basics of an Extraction
Extractions are a fairly simple procedure, and the process takes about 5 minutes per tooth. The entire procedure can be performed under local anesthetic to ensure that your treatment is completely painless. First, we will clean and numb the area. Next, Dr. Graves will loosen the tooth in its socket using specialized dental tools. Once this is complete, he will remove our tooth from its root. Your gums will heal about a week after treatment, and you’ll be able to get back to your daily life without any major side effects. We also offer restorative solutions to help you replace your tooth after your gums heal.
Problematic Wisdom Teeth
Should My Wisdom Teeth Be Extracted?
Wisdom teeth typically erupt when a patient is 16-19 years old. Since these teeth come in so much later than the rest of your mature teeth, they can cause dental health issues including pain, infection, or overcrowding of your other teeth. After Dr. Graves assesses your wisdom teeth to determine whether they pose a threat to your oral health, he may suggest an extraction to help you avoid more severe, costly issues down the road.
Know the Signs
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Impacted wisdom teeth (also known as impacted third molars) are wisdom teeth that can’t fully erupt into your mouth because they are blocked by surrounding teeth. If your third molars are blocked from growing in correctly, it can be painful and cause damage to adjacent teeth. In these instances, it is best to extract your wisdom teeth to get out of pain and prevent any issues with other teeth that have already grown in. If your wisdom teeth are growing in painfully, give us a call today to learn more!
Preparing for Implants
Full Mouth Extractions
If you are already missing multiple teeth and you have decided that full arch dental implants are the right option for you, Dr. Graves will perform a full mouth extraction to make room for your new replacement teeth. Using sedation dentistry, Dr. Graves will perform your treatment as quickly and painlessly as possible, and once your mouth heals after the extraction, you’ll be on your way to a new smile with full arch dental implants!
Preparing for Orthodontic Treatment
Tooth Removal Before Braces
Sometimes, a patient may need to have teeth extracted before undergoing orthodontic treatment. If you are interested in straightening your teeth, but you have an issue with overcrowding, Dr. Graves may suggest a tooth extraction as part of your personalized treatment plan. Call us to set up a consultation to determine whether this is the right first step for you.
Need a Problematic Tooth Removed?
Call Us for a Gentle Extraction!
If your wisdom teeth are growing in painfully, or if you have an otherwise damaged tooth that may need to be removed, contact our team to schedule a consultation with Dr. Graves. He will assess your tooth, offer honest guidance, and develop a treatment plan that works for you and your budget. Give us a call today or stop by our office. We are located at 5920 Carolina Beach Rd, Suite 140, Wilmington, NC 28412.