Our team strives to save your smile from tooth extractions as much as possible. Regular dental checkups and at-home dental care can help you preserve your smile. Keeping your teeth free from decay and your gums free from infection are important in maintaining a healthy smile. However, there are times when a tooth extraction becomes necessary. 

Do I Need A Tooth Extraction? 

Whether you need a wisdom tooth to be removed, suffer from dental decay or experienced a dental injury; there are times that a tooth extraction can be the best thing for your smile. A tooth extraction can make room for other teeth to be aligned. A tooth extraction can also save other teeth from harm if a tooth is severely decayed or broken. No matter the reason, tooth extractions can be performed to give your smile the help that it needs. 

The Process 

For tooth extractions, your dentist will completely numb the area around the tooth to help you feel comfortable. Depending on the extraction, sedation may be recommended to help you relax and feel at ease throughout your visit. Once the area around the tooth is numb and you are relaxed, your dentist will carefully work to extract your tooth. Once the tooth is extracted, your dentist can give you instructions for taking care of your smile as the area where the extraction took place begins to heal. Healing can vary depending on the type of extraction, but healing time usually take 7 to 10 days following treatment. If you are in need of a tooth extraction in the Clinton, MD area, or would like a second opinion, we can help! Our team will do everything we can to preserve your smile and also recommend the best possible treatment for the health of your teeth. Call our office today to get started!

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