Tooth Extractions in Summerville, SC
At Finkbine Family Dental, we support your oral health goals with a broad range of services designed to fit all your needs. Even when a problem develops, we will do everything we can to preserve your health and your teeth for as long as possible.
Unfortunately, if a tooth is damaged beyond the point where we can restore it, extraction is our only choice. We understand the anxiety that this can create. If you need an extraction, we will be by your side throughout the procedure, providing you with gentle treatment and calming reassurance.
We treat you like family every time you visit because we want you to feel at ease with us if a procedure like extraction is necessary.
Reasons for Removing a Tooth
Tooth extraction is usually the last resort, and we will never recommend the procedure unless it’s our only option for protecting the health of the rest of your smile. However, there are several situations where we need to perform an extraction:
Advanced Decay – A tooth is so damaged by decay that a filling or crown isn't sufficient to protect it.
Root Canal Infection – Infection of the root canal has advanced to the stage that we can’t resolve it with traditional treatment.
Preparation for Dentures – You are getting dentures and need to have one or more teeth removed for the best outcome.
Wisdom Teeth – You don’t need wisdom teeth, and since they are far back in your mouth, they’re difficult to clean, which can lead to ineffective oral hygiene. Additionally, wisdom teeth can come in incorrectly and lead to a number of problems that affect your existing, healthy teeth. In these cases, we recommend extraction.
Skilled Surgical Extractions
The majority of tooth extractions we perform at our Summerville, SC dental office are straightforward. However, there are situations where it’s necessary for Dr. Megan to add certain surgical steps to the procedure.
This will happen if a tooth breaks off at the gum line or it splits into pieces. In certain cases, we may need to remove some of the bone surrounding the tooth to make extraction easier.
We perform the majority of extractions at our office; however, Dr. Megan will refer you to a trusted local oral surgeon if you need removal of impacted wisdom teeth.
We Provide Warm and Supportive Care
When you need a procedure like an extraction, it’s good to know that you can count on the friendly, compassionate team at Finkbine Family Dentistry. We have decades of combined experience and know what it takes to help you remain calm and relaxed at all times.
An extraction can be intimidating, but we can assure you that our team will be by your side to comfort you and even hold your hand if it helps you relax! Our focus is entirely on your needs because we want you to be as comfortable as possible during your procedure.
Some people require a little additional help to relax, and we can talk to you about the option of prescribing a calming sedative to take before you arrive at our office. You will feel drowsy and very relaxed, allowing you to remain comfortable during your procedure. Please note that the effects of the sedative take a while to wear off, so you will need a friend to get you to and from your appointment.
Please Call for an Appointment
It’s completely understandable to feel a little anxious and overwhelmed by a procedure like tooth extraction. The team at Finkbine Family Dentistry will go out of their way to provide you with the gentle, personalized care you deserve.
Please call us to arrange a consultation if you need to have a tooth extracted. In the case of emergency, call our regular office number, and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.