Though we never like to have to extract a tooth, there are several reasons why it might be the best choice. One of the primary reasons for tooth extraction is severe tooth decay that causes pain, inflammation, and infection. If you’re experiencing pain, or you have a tooth that is so badly decayed that its structure has been eroded, extraction can usually offer relief. Rest assured this process is as gentle as possible and completed with sedation to keep you comfortable. Rotten tooth? Broken tooth? Georgetown Dental Center is the practice to rely on for tooth extraction in Indianapolis, IN.
Why You Might Need Tooth Extractions
- Persistent or acute tooth pain
- Swelling or pus around a tooth
- An infected or damaged tooth
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Advanced gum disease
- Preparation for dental implants
General Tooth Extractions
We can alleviate your tooth pain by removing untreatable teeth while you’re sedated. We do this very gently using tools to have a firm hold of the tooth before pulling it out. We’ll then give you some medication to help the site heal and may recommend an over-the-counter pain reliever for you as well. Your pain should go away soon after. We’ll give you a very specific set of instructions for care after any kind of extraction. Be sure to follow them without exceptions!
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth usually erupt by our early 20s. If they fail to fully erupt, they’re considered impacted and typically must be extracted. Wisdom teeth can come in at unusual angles, making them hard to maintain, and hence prone to decay. They can also press against adjacent teeth, possibly causing complications for them as well. Wisdom tooth removal can be a more complex procedure than general extractions, but we have the training and experience to produce the best results—and the sedation to keep you comfortable while achieving them!
Take The Next Step To Protect Your Smile
Your painful tooth is gone. But without a complete set of healthy teeth, your jawbone itself is susceptible to decay. In its place, you can receive a dental implant, a substitute tooth that looks, feels, and functions just like the real thing. They never decay or become discolored and can provide you with many years of comfortable, embarrassment-free meals, conversations, laughter, and smiles. We offer financing to help make your fully restored smile a reality!