Have you been diagnosed with a severely decayed, infected or even damaged tooth? Undergone a root canal with no results? Has your dentist informed you that your wisdom teeth may become impacted? Although our ultimate goal at Oldham County Family Dentistry is to protect and save teeth, situations to arise where a tooth extraction may be the smartest option for the patient and their smile. We are proud to offer dental extractions in Prospect for our patients that have exhausted other options and are interested in removing a problematic tooth. Not quite sure if a tooth extraction near you is the best option? Feel free to schedule a consultation with our experts, we would be happy to evaluate your affected tooth, smile and overall oral health to determine if a root canal is best for you.
If the patient has an affected tooth that is visible, has properly erupted or experiences no decay or damage, a simple tooth extraction in Prospect may be recommended. A simple tooth extraction is performed by gently loosening the tooth with an elevator prior to removing it with forceps.
If the patient has an affected tooth that experiences decay or damage, has not properly erupted or is not fully visible, a surgical tooth extraction may be required. A surgical tooth extraction is much like a simple tooth extraction, however an incision is made in the gums and the affected tooth may be broken into pieces in order to be removed.
If the patient is experiencing problems or will experience problems with their wisdom teeth in the future, wisdom tooth removal may be recommended. Oldham County Family Dentistry in Prospect would be happy to provide a wisdom tooth evaluation to determine if your wisdom teeth may need to be extracted.
Think you or a loved one may need a tooth extraction? Contact our office today to schedule your consultation, we are always welcoming new patients and would be happy to get you on our schedule.