If you have a damaged tooth, Dr. Nguyen will always try his best to save it and keep it intact with a root canal or another restorative treatment. However, when a tooth has been badly damaged by decay, infection, or an injury, it may be necessary to remove it. Signs that your tooth may be damaged or infected are sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures and pain while chewing, as well as grayish coloring of the tooth or inflamed gums. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, give us a call today to go over your options.
Most patients will say that the tooth extraction procedure performed by Dr. Nguyen is much less painful than the toothache associated with a decayed or infected tooth. Before your extraction treatment begins, Dr. Nguyen will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area around your tooth, and this will keep you out of pain while your tooth is removed. For your post-op care, Dr. Nguyen may prescribe painkillers to keep you comfortable while your gums heal. At Willow Creek Smiles, your health and comfort are our top priorities, so we perform gentle extractions to remove painfully damaged teeth.
Tooth removal may be necessary if a tooth is so severely damaged or broken that it cannot be repaired with restorative options like a crown or root canal therapy. Additionally, wisdom teeth often need to be extracted because they cannot erupt properly or they pose a threat to other teeth when they grow in. Call today to set up a consultation if you are experiencing pain from a damaged tooth or wisdom tooth eruption.
If it is necessary for Dr. Nguyen to remove your tooth, we have restorative options that will give you a confident smile. At Willow Creek Smiles, we offer natural-looking, permanent dental implants that will allow you to eat, speak, and smile normally. Dr. Nguyen will go over your restorative replacement options during your consultation. Call today to schedule an appointment!