We only extract a tooth once we’ve exhausted all other possible options. This is why it’s important you see one of our dentists in Novi as soon as you suspect there’s a problem with your oral health. The sooner you see our dentists, the less likely you’ll need a tooth extraction.
We may extract a badly decayed or fractured tooth as a last resort to protect your dental health. For example, we may extract an abscessed tooth before the infection spreads to your jaw, face, and neck. We may also recommendif you have impacted wisdom teeth.
There are two types of tooth extraction: simple and surgical. The type of dental extraction you need will depend on whether your tooth is above or below the gums.
For simple, our dentists will first numb your tooth so you don’t experience any pain or discomfort. Instead, you’ll only feel pressure on your tooth. Our dentists use a tool called an elevator to loosen the tooth. We will then use forceps to extract the tooth from your mouth.
For surgical tooth extraction, our dentists may refer you to an oral surgeon. Each patient is different, which is why it’s important to schedule an appointment with our dental office as soon as possible. Our dentists can help you plan out your next steps.
The best way to protect your smile is to maintain good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day and floss once daily. If we still find plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth, our dentists may recommend adding a fluoride mouth rinse to your routine. These simple habits will help your teeth stay healthy for years to come so you can avoid dental extraction.
If you have a toothache or other dental emergency, call our office right away. Our dentists in Novi, MI, can let you know if you need to come in for an appointment. Give us a call at (248) 347-3700 today.