Remove Damaged Teeth
If your tooth has been badly damaged by decay or an injury, Dr. Kim may suggest an extraction. While he will always try his best to save your tooth, a gentle extraction may be a better option if the damage is too severe. At Pinnacle Family Dental, we also offer restorative solutions to replace extracted teeth. Give us a call today to set up a consultation if your tooth is in pain!
Signs of a Decayed Tooth
A tooth that has been badly decayed may need to be extracted in order to bring you smile back to health and prevent further damage. Signs that your tooth is decayed include: severe toothache and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, pain when chewing, and a grayish coloring of the tooth. If you notice any of these signs, give us a call today to schedule an appointment and go over your options.
The Extraction Procedure
A tooth extraction is a fairly simple procedure that is made painless with a localized anesthetic. After Dr. Kim numbs the area around your tooth, your tooth will be loosened and extracted in a matter of minutes. Though you may feel pressure, you shouldn’t feel any pain. The healing process after an extraction typically takes about two weeks. During your appointment, Dr. Kim will keep you well informed about what to expect, and he will let you know about restorative options to replace your missing tooth.