We understand that tooth extractions can be a daunting prospect for many. Dr. Mike Martinsen is dedicated to providing safe and comfortable tooth extraction procedures when necessary, ensuring the well-being of our patients in Fairview, NC. Whether you require the removal of a severely damaged tooth or a wisdom tooth extraction, we are here to guide you through the process with care and expertise.

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When is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Tooth extraction removes a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. Several reasons may necessitate a tooth extraction, including:

  1. Severe Tooth Decay: When a tooth is extensively decayed, and we cannot restore it with a filling or crown, extraction may be necessary to prevent the spread of infection.
  2. Advanced Gum Disease: Periodontal (gum) disease can lead to the loosening of teeth. In severe cases, we may recommend an extraction to preserve overall oral health.
  3. Orthodontic Treatment: Sometimes, we perform tooth extractions to create space in the mouth for orthodontic treatments like braces.
  4. Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often do not have enough space to emerge properly. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, infection, and other oral issues.
  5. Fractured or Damaged Teeth: We also may need to extract teeth that are severely fractured or damaged beyond repair.
  6. Preparation for Dentures: Sometimes, tooth extractions are necessary for full or partial dentures.

The Tooth Extraction Process

The tooth extraction process typically involves the following steps:

Before the extraction, the dentist will take X-rays and conduct a thorough examination to assess the tooth's condition and plan the procedure.

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Types of Tooth Extractions

There are two main types of tooth extractions:

Simple Extraction: We perform this type of extraction on visible teeth that we can easily access. Dr. Martinsen uses forceps to grasp and remove the tooth.

Surgical Extraction: Surgical extractions are more complex and are typically necessary for impacted wisdom teeth or teeth that have broken off at the gum line. The dentist may need to make a small incision in the gum and may remove the tooth in sections.

What are the Benefits of Tooth Extractions?

While the idea of losing a tooth may be unsettling, tooth extractions offer several benefits, including:

  • Relief from Pain: Extracting a severely damaged or infected tooth can alleviate pain and discomfort.
  • Prevention of Infection: Removing a tooth that is a source of infection can prevent the spread of bacteria to other teeth and oral tissues.
  • Orthodontic Treatment: Tooth extractions can create space for orthodontic treatment, ensuring proper teeth alignment.
  • Preservation of Oral Health: Addressing issues like advanced gum disease can help maintain oral health and prevent further complications.

Why Choose Fairview Dental for Tooth Extractions?

Our dental professionals, led by Dr. Mike Martinsen, have the expertise and experience to perform tooth extractions safely and effectively. We prioritize your comfort throughout the extraction process, offering a caring and reassuring environment. Fairview Dental utilizes modern techniques and technology to ensure precise and efficient tooth extractions. We also provide post-extraction guidance and instructions to help you heal properly and maintain oral health.

Tooth Extractions in Fairview, NC

If you require a tooth extraction or have concerns about the condition of a tooth, Fairview Dental in Fairview, NC, is here to provide expert care and support. We aim to make the extraction process as comfortable and stress-free as possible while prioritizing your oral health and well-being. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore your tooth extraction options. We’re dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy and pain-free smile.