Preserving the health of your smile is always our priority, and we do all we can to ensure this can be done through treatments that save your natural teeth. However, there are certain instances where maintaining or reestablishing proper oral health includes tooth extractions. Many reasons exist, including to eliminate severe tooth pain from an infected tooth, that necessitate tooth extractions, and we will work with you to explain your oral condition and why we would recommend an extraction to preserve your smile. With over 35 years of experience serving patients, Dr. Carl Medgaus has the skills and knowledge to safely and conveniently perform tooth extractions. Using modern techniques, he is able to perform virtually painless extractions that save your smile from infection and chronic pain, helping you achieve your best smile possible!
Having your tooth pulled by Dr. Medgaus is a relatively simple and routine procedure performed with local anesthetics to ensure that you feel little to no discomfort. If you think you may need additional assistance calming your nerves, we offer custom sedation options to assure complete relaxation while you are here. During your procedure you will only feel a slight, mild sensation of pressure as Dr. Medgaus extracts your tooth! Your procedure and recovery period will depend on how we decide to replace your tooth, but commonly involves keeping the site of the extraction clean, avoiding tough, chewy, or sticky foods, and taking care not to disturb the site during brushing and flossing. If one or more of your teeth have any of the following problems, you may need tooth extractions:
Many options exist to replace missing or extracted teeth, but the only permanent solution is dental implants. Unlike dental bridges or partial dentures, dental implants replace the entire tooth’s structure, including the root. The implant post surgically placed into the jaw bone takes on the characteristics of a tooth root, stimulating the jaw and providing a base for a custom dental crown. In many instances, Dr. Medgaus is able to remove a tooth and immediately place an implant for a fully restored smile in less time. Having placed over 2,500 dental implants, Dr. Medgaus is highly qualified to place and restore dental implants using advanced technology and has advanced training to handle complex conditions with expertise and skill. When we have restored your implants with custom restorations, they will look and feel like natural teeth, help stabilize neighboring teeth, and allow you to eat, speak, and smile without tooth pain!