Tooth Extractions in Phoenix, AZ

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What Are Tooth Extractions?

While Dr. Rick Campbell makes every attempt to save and preserve your natural teeth, there are instances in which a tooth or teeth might have to be taken out. A simple extraction removes a tooth that is visible over the gums. This is normally done for a tooth that is damaged or decayed beyond repair. A surgical extraction removes a tooth that has not erupted above the gumline. Surgical extractions are frequently done to remove the wisdom teeth and impacted teeth that do not have enough room to fit into your mouth. Whatever the reason for needing a tooth extraction from Sunrise Smile Design, our staff will treat you with the best treatment. Our Phoenix, AZ office offers different sedation techniques like nitrous oxide and oral-conscious sedation, and that means you can stay comfortable and calm throughout your treatment. Contact our staff to learn more or to schedule an assessment to improve your oral health.

Do I need a Tooth Extraction?

We only recommend an extraction if it will improve your oral health. A few situations that may require extraction are listed and explained below:

Overcrowding: If your teeth are at risk for damage because there are too many for the space, we may recommend extracting a tooth.
Infection: Our goal is to save your teeth when possible, often through procedures, like root canals. In cases where a root canal will not sufficiently clear out an infection, we may recommend an extraction to protect your oral health.
Decay: Sometimes a tooth has deteriorated to the point where a crown cannot restore it. If a crown is not a viable option, we may extract a tooth and replace it for you.
Wisdom Teeth: At one point in our evolution, wisdom teeth were valuable. Now, they are often a risk for your oral health, which is why we may extract them for you.

Are You Feeling Anxious About An Upcoming Extraction?

We understand that extractions make many patients apprehensive. Talk to our staff about your anxiety. We can offer solutions that turn your extraction into a relaxing appointment so you can rest easy while we work.

How is Tooth Extraction Performed?

Dental extractions are done in our office with local anesthesia on the area near the tooth being worked on. Other types of sedation might be used based on the degree of the procedure and also to help you stay relaxed if you have any dental worries. To complete a simple extraction, the tooth will be loosened with a special device called an elevator before removing the tooth. A surgical extraction entails making incisions into your gums to get to the tooth. If necessary, the tooth could be broken into smaller pieces so it can be removed. Once the tooth has been removed, the incision in the gums will be sutured closed. We may write a prescription for antibiotics that need to be taken before and following the procedure — in case you have a current illness, if your immune system is weak, if the process is lengthy, or if you have other special medical problems.

How Can I Restore my Smile AFter a Tooth Extraction?

If you are about to have a tooth extraction, we want to offer you a silver lining. We have options to replace that tooth that can help you enjoy a brand new smile — without any unsightly gaps.

We may suggest a dental bridge or a dental implant to replace your tooth. A dental bridge is a time-honored replacement that can help you fill in the gap so you do not have to endure the pain or embarrassment of a missing tooth.

If you are looking for a secure tooth replacement that can benefit your jaw, as well as your smile, we suggest dental implants. This replacement method replaces the entire tooth — from root to crown.

Whether you are interested in dental bridges or dental implants, we can help you find a way to regain your complete smile after an extraction procedure.

Trust Sunrise Smile Design For Your Tooth Extraction Needs

If you have a tooth that's damaged or your mouth does not have room for a tooth, an extraction at Sunrise Smile Design will assist in improving your oral health and smile. Make an appointment with Dr. Campbell at his office in Phoenix, AZ to learn more about simple and surgical tooth extractions. When you've got dental anxieties or fears, inquire about sedation methods to help keep you calm and relaxed throughout your procedure. From diagnosis to post-operative care, Sunrise Smile Design is here to help you enjoy a new level of oral health. Call our office today to find out how we can help you!

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