If your tooth has suffered damage or infection, your dentist will always attempt to treat and preserve your original tooth, if at all possible. However, in some cases, the dentist may recommend a tooth extraction. You may need to have a tooth extracted if it has been severely damaged, if you have advanced gum disease, or if your teeth are overcrowded. In the case of severe toothache or trauma, visit a dentist’s office equipped to deal with dental emergencies in Marietta, GA.
Here at Atlanta Dentures, our experienced dentist Dr. Van Galder performs tooth extractions safely and quickly, with minimal discomfort to the patient. First, Dr. Van Galder will administer a local anesthetic injection to numb the affected area. Next, he will remove the tooth using a gentle rocking motion, rather than tugging or pulling. Once the tooth has been removed, a blood clot will form over the area. We always prescribe painkillers, in case of need. However, most patients heal rapidly, without experiencing swelling or discomfort.