We will work hard to save a natural tooth, but sometimes an extraction is the best option. Extractions are a common procedure performed at Lakeside Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery. If extraction is part of your treatment, we will also discuss tooth replacement options with you. Sometimes, a dental implant or bone graft procedure can be performed immediately after extracting the affected tooth.
Why do some teeth need to be removed?
Dental extractions at Lakeside Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery can treat many different conditions and can even help to preserve the health of the surrounding teeth. Common reasons for a tooth extraction include
- Too many teeth in the mouth or teeth that are too close together (dental crowding)
- Severe infection or decay
- Gum disease
- Failed restorative treatments, such as a root canal
An experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon like Dr. Bale can determine if an extraction is in your best interest. At your consultation appointment, Dr. Bale will complete a thorough oral evaluation, create a treatment plan that’s right for you, and discuss your options for anesthesia. Dr. Bale will also address any questions or concerns about your extraction at the consultation. If you are recommended for an extraction, your procedure will take place in our practice in Russellville, AR.
Tooth Extraction Procedures
A tooth extraction is usually performed using local anesthesia, which allows the patient to remain conscious but prevents any pain during the procedure. Dr. Bale has undergone years of training in tooth extraction techniques and anesthesia administration, so you’re in very good hands at Lakeside Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery.
Patients undergoing multiple extractions, or a more complicated extraction, may choose IV sedation. This anesthesia option allows patients to sleep comfortably until the procedure is over. Patients who are more anxious about their procedure often opt for IV sedation. IV sedation can be necessary for longer procedures. When you see us for your pre-surgery consultation, Dr. Bale will discuss your anesthesia options with you. Our staff in Russellville, AR, will always make sure you are completely comfortable with your treatment plan before moving forward.
Tooth Extraction in Russellville, AR
If you need a dental extraction, Dr. Bale and the team at Lakeside Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery can help. If you are interested in tooth replacement options after an extraction, Lakeside Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery offers several options to restore the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth. Contact our practice in Russellville, AR, to learn more.