Burlington Center Dental Associates
General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Burlington, MA
If your tooth is severely diseased or damaged, a tooth extraction may be necessary. At Burlington Center Dental Associates in Burlington, Massachusetts, Farid Awad, DDS, and their skilled team can help you decide if an extraction is the best option for you. With a compassionate, gentle touch, the skilled team can ensure your smile is restored to its ideal state. To request a tooth extraction consultation, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Extractions Q & A
Do I need a tooth extraction?
If a tooth is severely damaged and can’t be repaired or treated effectively using other means, your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction. At Burlington Center Dental Associates, a tooth extraction may be suggested if you have:
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Extensive tooth decay
- Infected teeth
- Teeth that are broken below the gumline
Tooth extraction is an effective way of preventing further complications to your oral health. The expert team at Burlington Center Dental Associates offers on-site tooth extraction to ensure that your dental needs are taken care of in a timely manner.
What happens during a tooth extraction?
The team at Burlington Center Dental Associates is committed to making the tooth extraction process as easy and pain-free as possible. First, your dentist takes the time to make sure that you clearly understand the process. They can answer any of your questions and alleviate any concerns you may have. Since patient comfort is a priority, local anesthesia, general anesthesia, and sedation are all available during the extraction process.
If the tooth that requires extracting is above the gumline a simple extraction will be performed. However, if the tooth is below the gumline, a surgical extraction may be necessary. A surgical extraction involves making a small incision on the gums. Then, your provider uses a specialized tool to lift the tooth and remove it before carefully cleaning and stitching the incision.
Once the tooth extraction is complete, the skilled experts at Burlington Center Dental Associates will provide instructions on how to properly care for and treat the extraction site at home. They will also advise you on any temporary diet changes you may need to follow, and how to manage any pain you may experience after your procedure.
What replaces the extracted tooth?
If the extracted tooth was a wisdom tooth, no replacement will be necessary. If, however, the extraction process causes a gap in your smile, the team is equipped to provide a variety of cosmetic dentistry options.
The most common method of filling in the gap left by an extracted tooth is a dental implant. The dental implants created at Burlington Center Dental Associates are specifically designed to match your surrounding teeth and optimize your oral health for years to come.
To see if you're a candidate for a tooth extraction, call Burlington Center Dental Associates or request an appointment online.