Tooth extractions can be the best treatment option for patients with impacted, overcrowded, or infected teeth. Horizon Family Dental Care offers tooth extraction treatment in Baltimore, MD as well as Clinton, Hanover, and La Plata. Some patients may think that extractions are painful procedures, but we use local anesthetic and dental sedation for a pain-free experience. Tooth extractions also alleviate the pain that is caused by dysfunctional teeth. They are also general dental solutions that can prevent the development of future oral health problems.
What are Simple and Complex Tooth Extractions?
Dental extractions are often categorized as simple or complex. Simple tooth extractions remove teeth that are above the gum line. Complex tooth extractions remove teeth that are only partially erupted or below the gum line.
For tooth extraction treatments, we apply a local anesthetic to the treated area. If a patient is undergoing a complex tooth extraction, we will provide them with dental sedation. This sedation relaxes patients and alleviates tooth and gum pain during the procedure. After the tooth or teeth are removed, we will place gauze in the tooth socket. We prescribe patients with pain medication for a quick and comfortable recovery.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
Many patients need dental extraction treatment to remove impacted wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth that erupt in the mouth and are found behind the back molars. They typically erupt when patients are in their late teens and early twenties, though they can appear later on in life. The wisdom teeth can become impacted, which means that they are not erupting properly. Wisdom teeth that do not have enough room to erupt can damage the molars and cause pain for many patients. Removing the wisdom teeth prevents dental damage and alleviates toothaches caused by impaction.
Schedule a Dental Consultation Today
Are your wisdom teeth causing pain in the back of your mouth? Do you have multiple infected teeth that need to be removed? Ask us about the tooth extraction procedure. You can request a dental appointment with us on our website. We look forward to meeting you at your next dental visit.