Tooth Extractions in Louisville, CO
Taking good care of your natural teeth so they last a lifetime is best for your mouth, but there are times when a tooth has so much damage that it needs to be extracted. The Dentist in Louisville is able and willing to take care of all your extraction needs, from baby teeth that refuse to fall out all the way up to impacted wisdom teeth that need to be removed before problems arise. We help make you feel comfortable during your tooth extraction procedure in Louisville, Colorado.
What is a Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction is the term we use for removing teeth. Dental extractions are necessary for a variety of reasons. While it’s never fun to get a tooth pulled, we have extracted thousands of teeth and can accommodate nearly any patient with extraction needs.
Common reasons for getting a tooth removed include:
- Fractured tooth
- Badly infected tooth
- Badly decayed tooth
- Trauma or injury has severely damaged a tooth
- Orthodontic reasons, such as overcrowding
- Wisdom teeth do not have room to erupt
Why Would You Need to Get a Tooth Pulled?
If the dentist determines that a tooth is so damaged that any attempts at repairing it will be unsuccessful in the long term, we will probably need to perform a tooth extraction. We ensure you understand that removing the tooth is best, and we educate you on modern solutions to replacing your missing tooth, which we can do right here at The Dentist in Louisville!
Can You Leave a Dead Tooth in Your Mouth?
A dead tooth should never be left in your mouth. When a tooth dies, bacteria invade the inside, including the blood vessels and nerves. This gives bacteria a direct route to the sterile tissues of your body and creates an infection that will become painful and swollen. We offer several effective ways to replace dead teeth, including dental implants and bridges.
Is Tooth Removal Painful?
A dental extraction should not be painful, but the discomfort will likely be during the procedure. Local anesthesia numbs the nerves that pain signals travel along so that there should be no sensation of sharpness. Proprioceptors, or “pressure nerves,” are much more difficult to anesthetize, so there will likely be a sensation of pushing and pressure that can be uncomfortable. If there is any pain during an extraction, we ask you to tell us because we strive for a positive experience during the extraction.
Who Knew Visiting The Dentist Could Be So Enjoyable?
Short answer: our patients. Come see for yourself today.
What are the Side Effects of Removing a Tooth?
Side effects of tooth removal may include:
- shrinkage and recession of the remaining bone
- expansion of the maxillary sinus
- movement of the adjacent teeth
Teeth behind the extracted tooth will tilt forwards in a way that significantly limits treatment options, and the teeth that bite against extracted teeth will begin to erupt again so that the root surface becomes exposed, making that surface very susceptible to tooth decay. If you experience bone shrinkage or sinus expansion, we can offer graft services to address the issue.
Is There an Alternative to Dental Extractions?
Some teeth can be saved from extraction by completing a root canal and crown for the tooth. However, if a tooth has previously had these treatments completed, the success rate is diminished, meaning an extraction might be the better option for long-term success. We ask anyone about saving vs. extracting a tooth to contact us for an examination. We would love to walk you through the decision-making process!
Tooth Removal Cost
The cost of a dental extraction varies depending on where the tooth is located, if there is any remaining healthy tooth to make it easier, and if there are any complications. Your dental insurance plan may cover part of the cost of the extraction.
Why Choose The Dentist in Louisville for Your Dental Extraction?
If you live in the Louisville, Colorado, area, you will find excellent dental care at our office for all your needs, including tooth extractions. We strive to make you as comfortable as possible during your appointment. Come to us for modern dental solutions and individualized service from an experienced staff who cares about you. Contact us to schedule your examination.