If you have a troublesome tooth in Windsor and think you may require a tooth extraction, Dr. Daniel Banks can help. At Water Valley Dental, we offer gentle, pain-free extractions in Windsor. Contact us online to schedule an appointment, or get more information about tooth extractions below.
85% of wisdom teeth eventually need to be removed.
First, your mouth will be cleaned and numbed by Dr. Banks to prepare for the procedure. Numbing the area allows us to make sure you are comfortable during your procedure. If you are anxious about your extraction, you can also be sedated, if necessary.
Dr. Banks will use dental tools to loosen the tooth in its socket, then pull it out. For teeth that are not fully erupted, an incision will be made in the gum, then the tooth will be cut into pieces and extracted.
Once the tooth has been removed, the area will be cleaned, sanitized, and sutured shut to encourage proper healing. The entire process will be repeated if you are having multiple teeth removed.
First, your dentist will review your treatment plan to determine if sedation is a good option for your procedure. Certain types of sedation are recommended, or necessary, for more invasive or lengthy dental procedures. But there are others that are better for relieving tension and anxiety.
Your dentist will discuss your health history and overall health to determine if sedation is appropriate for you. Certain issues, like past drug addiction, the use of certain prescription medications, and some health problems may affect your ability to be sedated with your chosen method.
Your dentist will ask questions to determine your particular needs and concerns. How deeply do you wish to be sedated? What is making you anxious about your procedure? Do you have a low pain threshold? An honest conversation about the answers will help determine which sedation options will be appropriate for you.
With the information your dentist has collected, they will lay out all your available sedation options and discuss with you each one’s effects and instructions. With their recommendation and your input, we can help you choose the right option for your procedure.
Basic extractions are used to extract teeth that have been damaged or destroyed by oral trauma, extensive decay, or serious gum disease. In this process, the tooth is simply loosened then pulled out of the socket.
If your wisdom teeth are not erupting properly, they may need to be removed to preserve your oral health. Fully erupted wisdom teeth can be removed with basic extractions.
However, if the wisdom tooth has not fully erupted and is “impacted,” a surgical extraction may be required. In this process, Dr. Banks will make an incision in the gum tissue near the tooth. Then, the tooth will be cut into small pieces and removed through this incision.
No. Your mouth will be completely numb during the extraction process. Whether you’re getting a basic extraction or a wisdom tooth extraction, you will not feel any pain. You can also choose to be sedated during your procedure for your comfort.
However, it is normal for your tooth to hurt after your treatment. Pain usually peaks within 1-3 days of the procedure. Dr. Banks will provide you with a set of instructions that will ensure you recover quickly, and can minimize discomfort after your extraction. Make sure to follow all of these steps as your mouth heals.
If you have a tooth that has been seriously damaged due to oral trauma, has an extensive cavity or tooth infection, or that has been loosened and damaged by gum disease, you may require a tooth extraction.
In addition, wisdom teeth extractions may be necessary if your wisdom teeth are growing in and you notice problems like pain and stiffness in your jaw, swelling and inflammation of the gums near the rear of your mouth, and difficulty opening your mouth. Contact Dr. Banks for a consultation to see if extractions are right for you.
9 out of 10 adults have impacted wisdom teeth.