Extractions

At Flint River Dental, we prefer not to extract a tooth until we are sure that there are no other more conservative options available. But there are some situations where a tooth needs to be removed to preserve your overall oral health.

Supportive Compassionate Care

We completely understand that an extraction can be intimidating for almost anyone. You have to deal with the process and the emotional impact of losing a tooth, not to mention a gap in your smile.

If extraction is necessary, we can do a lot to minimize these negative effects. Most importantly, we’re here to support you with care and compassion. Dr. Darby and Dr. Gibson are skilled at performing efficient, comfortable extractions. In addition, we offer effective sedation options to help keep you calm and relaxed throughout your procedure.

Reasons for Tooth Extraction

If a tooth is damaged beyond repair due to damage or extensive decay, extraction may be the best solution for preserving your general oral health. Reasons tooth extraction may be necessary include:

  • Severe damage, decay, or gum disease that can’t be treated with a root canal
  • Impacted (partially erupted) wisdom teeth
  • A crack or fracture of a tooth below the gum line
  • In preparation for placement of full or partial dentures
  • In preparation for orthodontic treatment

Whatever the reason for your extraction, you can be sure that our caring and compassionate team will be with you every step of the way.

Your Comfort Is Important to Us

We want you to know that when you’re with us, you have our complete and undivided attention. Our schedule always allows enough time to make sure you get the care and attention you deserve. We don’t have to rush through procedures to get to the next patient, which gives us the freedom to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible. 

In addition to her expertise with oral surgery, Dr. Darby has also devoted hundreds of continuing education hours to learning state-of-the-art sedation techniques. Oral sedation allows your anxieties to “drift away” while we complete treatment. Nitrous oxide is another effective sedation option, and often both oral and nitrous sedation can be combined to bring you the ultimate in comfortable care.

Compassionate, Stress-Free Care

Even the most confident dental patients can be overwhelmed by the idea of tooth extraction. It’s understandable, but your anxiety can be a thing of the past when you feel safe and secure in the hands of professionals who are always focused on your needs. 

In many cases we can plan in advance if you need a tooth extracted. But if you’re in pain, we may need to remove the tooth quickly to avoid further discomfort. We always set aside time for our emergency patients, and we’ll do everything we can to see you as soon as possible – often the same day.

If you suspect that you may need a tooth extracted, please contact Flint River Dental. A friendly member of our team will be happy to arrange an appointment at your convenience.