There are several reasons why you may need a tooth extracted, such as excessive decay or an impacted wisdom tooth. Dr. Lineberry performs simple extractions in-house at the Carolina Center for Comprehensive Dentistry. Surgical extractions, however, that require relieving tissue prior to the removal a tooth will typically require an endodontist. The first step is to undergo a thorough oral exam with x-rays. Dr. Lineberry will then work with you to determine the best course of action for your treatment.
Our primary goal is to repair or restore your natural teeth whenever possible through root canals, dental crowns and other dental techniques. Extraction is considered when a tooth is affecting your oral health, the alignment of your teeth or the health of your surrounding teeth. Removing a tooth can help reduce the risk of infection, preserve your proper alignment and set your treatment up for replacing a weak or damaged tooth.
Common Reasons for a Tooth Extraction
- Severe tooth decay that is beyond repair
- Impacted tooth (common with wisdom teeth)
- A tooth that is fractured below the gum line
- Advanced gum disease
- Crowded teeth and lack of proper spacing
Are You Nervous About Getting a Tooth Extracted?
At the Carolina Center for Comprehensive Dentistry we want you to feel as comfortable as possible. Our friendly staff will work to ease any apprehension you may have and help minimize your discomfort. Local anesthetic is commonly used for numbing an area that needs treatment. For patients that require additional measures, we offer a variety of sedation options in accordance to the best practices in the dental industry. Learn more about sedation dentistry.