For many patients, hearing that a tooth needs to be extracted can catch them by surprise and even invoke a sense of anxiety. However, when you choose a dentist near you, like the caring and gentle team at Palmetto Family Dental, surprise and anxiety quickly melt away. Whether you suspect that you need to have a tooth extracted or you’d like a second opinion about an extraction recommended elsewhere, we invite you to book an appointment with our dentists in Palmetto, Zebulon, and McDonough, GA to learn more.
Types of Dental Extractions Near You
Even though there can be many reasons to have a tooth extracted, there are only two types of extractions performed in modern dentistry. These are simple tooth extraction and surgical tooth extraction. As the naming conventions imply, simple tooth extractions do not require cutting into the gum area of the mouth to remove the tooth. Conversely, surgical tooth extraction does. The most well-known type of surgical tooth extraction is the removal of wisdom teeth. However, the procedure is also used on broken teeth at the gum line.
When you visit our dentists for your extraction consultation, our dental care team will provide you with complete information specific to your extraction procedure. That way, you’ll know what to expect before, during, and after your appointment. This information is beneficial for patients who want to know whether or not they can immediately resume their regular activity or if they’ll need to schedule time away from work or school.
Sedation dentistry is available from our dentists for patients undergoing surgical dental extractions and other procedures where dental anxiety may be of concern. Make sure to ask us about the types of sedation dentistry offered for your procedure.
Our Goal at Palmetto Family Dental
Our goal is to help our patients keep their natural teeth for a lifetime if at all possible. However, there are times when tooth extraction is the most viable treatment. We will never recommend tooth extraction as the first line of treatment when other less invasive and less costly procedures are available. However, there are times when tooth extraction is the most viable treatment. Learn more now by booking an appointment with our dentists in Palmetto, Zebulon, and McDonough, GA at Palmetto Family Dental.