At Sloan Creek Dental, we take a conservative approach to dentistry as we do our best to try and preserve your natural teeth. Although there are situations where we may recommend a tooth to be extracted if your tooth has severe decay. If a tooth needs to be extracted, that’s the most effective option to return your smile to good health and function. Thankfully, Dr. Feng is highly skilled in this procedure and will personalize a treatment plan that will make you feel at ease during this time.
Tooth extraction procedures always involve the use of a local anesthetic. During this process, the local anesthetic will completely numb the surrounding area so you don’t have to worry about your procedure being painful. If you experience anxiety at the dentist or you think you will want dental sedation during your tooth extraction surgery, please let our team know and we will be more than happy to add sedation to your treatment plan. Sloan Creek Dental offers nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, which are both very safe and effective forms of dental sedation that can help reduce anxious thoughts and promote a sense of relaxation during the extraction.
Following the procedure, we will provide you with a recovery plan so that your gums can heal. The recovery process can vary depending on the severity of the problem and what type of extraction you’re having. However recovery time in general is rather quick and over-the-counter pain medication in addition to applying ice to the treated area can help to reduce swelling.