Our goal is to do everything we can to save your natural teeth. But there are times when extracting a troubled tooth is the only option for protecting your overall oral health and avoiding further discomfort in the future. We perform tooth extractions to prevent complicated dental problems and treat a number of illnesses.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
We view tooth extraction as a last resort, and we’re committed to educating you about all your options before we decide to remove a tooth. There are a number of circumstances where Dr. Darryl Hatchett may recommend extracting a tooth:
- A decayed or broken tooth is so damaged it cant be fixed with treatment like a root canal.
- In the case of advanced gum disease, where extraction is needed to save the gums and the rest of the teeth.
- We’re preparing for orthodontic treatment and need to remove some teeth for the best results.
- A wisdom tooth has erupted in such a way that it compromises surrounding teeth.
We Care About Your Concerns
Dr. Hatchett has a reputation among his patients for performing tooth extractions that are as gentle and comfortable as they can possibly be. First, we never start a procedure like tooth extraction until we know that your mouth is completely numb so you know you won't feel anything. But we know you're probably still a little intimidated by the idea of the procedure. We’re used to helping our apprehensive patients, and we know that a big dose of TLC from our caring team goes a long way toward helping you relax. We’ve found that our gentle approach and concern for our patients' well-being are usually all that’s needed to help them get through a procedure like tooth extraction comfortably and with a minimum of stress.
Rest assured – we’re here to provide you with all the support you need to relax during your procedure.
Extraction is typically performed using local anesthesia, and we’ll do everything possible to minimize your recovery time. After your procedure and before you go home, our team will give you a complete list of instructions that will speed recovery. Basically, we recommend that you plan to stick to soft foods that don't require chewing, like soups and yogurt. Drinking through a straw should also be avoided as the the sucking action can actually increase bleeding and cause other complications.
Call to Get the Help You Need
Are you concerned a tooth that's causing you discomfort? If so, please don't hesitate to call us for a consultation. We offer emergency treatment at our Denver dental office, so please don't hesitate to call us if you’re in pain. We'll get you in to see us so we can get you the relief you need as quickly as possible.