Dental Extractions in Cherry Creek and Denver, CO
Process Of A Tooth Extraction
When you come in for your extraction, Dr. Joshua Peter will make sure the area is thoroughly numbed with a local anesthetic. The area to be numbed will include the tooth itself, the jawbone, and any surrounding soft tissues, such as the gums. In order to loosen the tooth enough for extraction, Dr. Peter may need to rock the tooth back and forth. You will likely feel some pressure during this time, but you won’t feel pain. Once the tooth is loosened, it is easily extracted.
Before we ever extract a tooth, we want to make sure that this treatment is the best course of action. For example, we take your X-ray to see if there are any potential problems with the tooth’s roots, position, or shape, any of which can cause problems during the extraction. If a tooth is buried too deeply into the bone, a more surgical approach may be necessary. This means that the gums may be cut away and the bone removed with a surgical drill in order to access the tooth.
However, we want you to rest assured that you’re in good hands. Once we have your dental x-rays and know what potential problems if any, exist we’ll know exactly how to take care of you.
If you want to learn more, contact your dentist in Cherry Creek today!