At Martins Dental Partners, we offer many restorative dental treatments for saving damaged teeth, like root canals and dental crowns. Yet sometimes Beverly tooth removal is the best way to preserve your oral health – and overall health. Your extraction will go smoothly, thanks to:Doctor Valerie Martins on tooth extractions Read Transcript
Oftentimes, our patients come in with tooth pain or a broken-down tooth. After trying all kinds of options and having a conversation about long-term success, sometimes tooth extraction is just the way we have to go. While it's an emotionally unpleasant experience, sometimes we really have to have a lot of conversation to make sure the patient is comfortable with the decision that they have to make. During the process, they are never feeling anything at all. We're constantly checking in with them. They know that they can always pause or stop.
Being a periodontist, I really do focus on a lot of preservation, and so our extractions that I do are extremely delicate in a sense, where my focus is on preserving as much structure as possible with minimal, minimal trauma to the surrounding areas. Then after an extraction, we go over very thorough instructions so that the patients feel comfortable managing at home. Then of course, coming up with a plan as to how to replace the tooth, especially if that tooth is somewhere visible or an important component of function in chewing. Before anything happens, we really focus on connecting with our patients, making sure they understand their options, and making sure that they're comfortable with the decision they've made.
- Our skilled dentists and caring staff
- Advanced technology like cone beam computed tomography that we use to plan your procedure
- Three types of dental sedation
Our dentists here can even remove wisdom teeth! Call 978-288-1946 today for an appointment.
Technology Helps Us Plan Your Tooth Extraction
Our dentists use advanced tools like digital X-rays, intraoral cameras, and cone beam computed tomography. With them, they get a good look at your mouth and can identify any possible complications like impacted teeth before your procedure begins. They can even share images from intraoral cameras with you to better explain your situation.
Three Kinds of Sedation Can Soothe Your Nerves
Every tooth extraction is different. Some are simple and will likely require no more than local anesthesia to keep you comfortable. However, if multiple teeth are being removed or if we’ve found potential complications like impacted wisdom teeth, you may also want to use dental sedation. Unlike many general dentists, we offer three kinds:
- Inhaled sedation, or laughing gas, which provides a lightly euphoric feeling
- Oral sedation for a less conscious state
- IV sedation, which offers a deep level of relaxation, almost like sleep
Replace Your Teeth When You’re Ready
When your extraction site has healed, you’ll likely want to replace your tooth. Your choices for doing so include a traditional dental bridge or dental implant with a dental crown attached to it. Because they are embedded in your jaw, implants function a lot like your natural tooth roots, keeping your jawbone healthy and strong. If you’ve lost multiple teeth, your options include:
- Traditional or Implant-Secured Dentures
- Traditional or Implant-Supported Bridge
Either of these restorations can be attached to dental implants, which will offer functionality similar to natural teeth. You may even be able to get a procedure in which you receive implants and replacement teeth immediately following your extraction. Our dentists can also perform a ridge augmentation to build up your jaw and restore its shape following an extraction, if needed.
To find out more about tooth removal in Beverly, call 978-288-1946 today.