Tooth Extractions

We do everything we can at Cary Dental to save your teeth. However, it is occasionally necessary to remove a tooth that causes too many problems.

Our team will do everything they can to put you at ease during your tooth extraction appointment. We also offer IV sedation for our patients who want to feel completely relaxed during their treatment.

Why Would I Need To Have a Tooth Extraction?

Our patients may need to have a dental extraction due to one of the following:

  • Decay has spread deep into the tooth, often affecting the roots.
  • An infection has damaged a large part of the tooth or the bone around it.
  • A patient is born with too many teeth or if severe crowding occurs as adult teeth come in.

Decay and infection can both cause pain and make eating almost impossible. Crowding can also cause functionality issues because your bite may become misaligned. If you have any dental problems, call us right away to find out how we can help.

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What Should I Expect From a Dental Extraction?

In most cases, extracting a tooth is quick. We start with localized anesthesia and use tools to help loosen the tooth and pull it out. If you have an impacted tooth, you may need heavier sedation and a friend or family member to drive you home from your appointment.

Do You Offer IV Sedation?

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If you are nervous about visiting the dentist, we can help you feel at ease with our IV sedation option. IV sedation will put you at ease by relaxing your entire body and your mind. We want you to be comfortable throughout your appointment, and IV sedation can help you relax.

After the extraction, take care of yourself to avoid complications. Remember to avoid drinking through straws for a day, and to avoid all tobacco use for two days.

You can clean your mouth by gently rinsing it with warm water, and don’t brush directly over the extraction area for another day or two. Eat a diet of soft foods and avoid rigorous activities for at least a day.

Taking care of yourself will prevent dry socket. A blood clot should form, and if it is knocked loose it will expose the bone and cause a lot of pain. Call us if you are worried about dry socket or if there is anything else we can help you with.

Schedule a Tooth Extraction in Cary

We perform teeth extraction with skill and care. If you are experience dental pain, call us today to schedule an appointment. We can get you started on the road to a happier mouth!