Tooth Extractions in Cary NC
What Is a Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction – which is also called “pulling a tooth” or “getting a dental extraction” – is a type of dental procedure that removes a tooth completely from its socket in the bone under your gums. While our priority at Nathaniel Leedy, DMD Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is to repair, restore, and save your natural teeth, sometimes, removing a permanent tooth is unavoidable. For example, you may need a tooth extraction if you have an impacted wisdom tooth, advanced periodontal disease, or overcrowded teeth that need more room for an orthodontic treatment.
A tooth extraction not only helps correct dental problems, but it also eliminates harmful bacteria that can wreak havoc on your smile, weaken your immune system, and cause issues beyond your mouth. If you are looking for an experienced dentist who can give you a safe and efficient tooth extraction in Cary, NC, you’ve come to the right place!
How To Determine if You Need a Dental Extraction
You may need to get your tooth removed if it has been badly damaged and a dental crown or filling cannot restore its structure. Dr. Nathaniel Leedy may also recommend this procedure if you suffer from severe tooth discomfort even after getting a crown, a filling, a root canal, or if you have any of the following dental issues:
- Severe toothache or discomfort
- Jaw stiffness
- Tooth discomfort that worsens when your bite or chew
- A fractured tooth or severe tooth injury
- An impacted wisdom tooth
- Crooked or overcrowded teeth
- A dental abscess
- Loosened or damaged teeth due to periodontal disease
- Severe tooth decay or a cavity
Your dentist may recommend a dental extraction to prevent future dental problems even if you’re not experiencing severe toothache or discomfort. It’s always important to visit your dentist for a thorough examination to determine if you’re a good candidate for a dental extraction.
What To Expect With a Tooth Extraction
Dr. Leedy uses state-of-the-art 3D cone beam X-rays and digital X-ray technology to improve the accuracy of oral diagnosis and create better treatment plans before extracting a damaged tooth. With the help of the X-ray images and intraoral photographs he takes during your initial appointment, Dr. Leedy will tell you how the procedure will go step-by-step and also educate you on your anesthesia and oral sedation options.
During this time, you will have the opportunity to choose a tooth replacement option, such as a dental implant or dentures. For your safety, your dentist will also review your medical history to determine your general state of health and assess any chronic health conditions or medications that may cause complications during the procedure.
During a dental extraction, Dr. Leedy will remove the damaged tooth from your jawbone with precision and care. Afterwards, you will be given your tooth replacement to combat the effects of tooth loss on your remaining teeth and gums.
We Offer the Most Affordable and Painless Tooth Extraction in Cary, NC
If you need to remove your tooth to improve your oral health and prevent an infection or tooth decay from affecting your smile and overall well-being, we can help! We offer the best and most painless tooth extractions in Cary, NC.
Schedule an appointment or call (919) 351-6545 today to learn more about the innovative ways we can preserve your smile and overall health.
How to Find Us
Our office is located seconds away from the Whole Foods Market in New Waverly Place!
Monday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Thursday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Select Fridays: 7 AM – 1 PM