Are you experiencing sudden tooth pain? You may need a dental extraction. We will recommend a dental extraction for patients who have overcrowding, infected teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, or extensive tooth damage. At Hope Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want patients to achieve healthier smiles. Removing teeth with a tooth extraction in our Tulsa, OK, office can prevent future dental problems and maintain good oral health. Tooth extraction is one of the general dentistry services we provide to our new and existing patients in Tulsa, OK.
What Happens During a Tooth Extraction in Tulsa, OK
Before any extraction, Dr. Cha will take dental X-rays to determine which teeth need treatment and plan their removal. Some teeth are simple to remove because they are above the gum line. Broken or impacted teeth, particularly wisdom teeth, will require more time to remove.
Dr. Cha will use a local anesthetic for simple extractions and dental sedation for more complex, lengthy extractions. He ensures that you feel as comfortable as possible during your extraction. Following extraction treatment, he will recommend that you eat a soft diet for several days and take pain medication as needed. You will also need a cold compress to prevent swelling.
If Dr. Cha removes a permanent tooth that is not a wisdom tooth or a tooth extracted due to overcrowding, he will recommend a dental implant. One or more dental implants can replace single or multiple teeth at the root. Implants look and feel like natural teeth and blend in with the smile.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
The wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to emerge. While many patients will have no problem with their wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth can create problems if there is not enough room for them to grow. Extracting impacted wisdom teeth prevents damage to other teeth, tooth pain, and overcrowding. Let Dr. Cha know if you feel your wisdom teeth emerge behind your back molars. He will take X-rays and will plan an extraction if there is a chance of impaction.
Receive Comfortable Tooth Extractions
Are your wisdom teeth coming in? Call Dr. Cha for comfortable tooth extraction treatment today at 918-347-1114. You can also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Cha on our website.