Tooth Extraction in Brown Deer, WI
At Lakeside Dental, we support your goals for a healthier smile by offering a broad range of services to fit all your needs. If a problem does occur, we will do everything we can to restore the tooth and preserve its structure for as long as possible.
Even so, there may be a time when a tooth is so damaged that we can’t restore it, and extraction becomes our only choice. But you can be confident that if extraction is necessary, we will support you throughout the procedure, providing you with gentle treatment and calming reassurance.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction is usually a last-resort procedure, and we will only recommend it if it’s our only option for protecting the health of the rest of your smile. However, there are several situations in which we may need to perform an extraction:
- Advanced Decay – If a tooth is too damaged by decay or has already had multiple fillings, a filling or crown may no longer be sufficient.
- Root Canal Infection – Without prompt treatment, an infected root canal can advance to the stage where traditional treatment won’t save the tooth.
- Preparation for Dentures – You are getting dentures and need to have one or more teeth removed for the best outcome.
- Wisdom Teeth – As we have evolved, wisdom teeth no longer serve a purpose. Since they are far back in your mouth, they’re difficult to clean, which can lead to ineffective oral hygiene. Additionally, wisdom teeth can come in incorrectly and lead to a number of problems that affect your existing, healthy teeth. In these cases, we recommend extraction.
We Provide Warm and Supportive Care
If you need extraction, you can count on our friendly, compassionate team to make the process as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We have decades of combined experience and know what it takes to help you remain calm and relaxed at all times.
Our caring team knows that the thought of having a tooth removed can be overwhelming, and we understand the anxiety it creates. We want you to be comfortable, so we are pleased to offer safe, effective nitrous oxide sedation.
Nitrous oxide is an odorless gas that we administer through a small nasal mask. Sit back, breathe normally, and in a few moments, you will feel the calming effects as the activity around you recedes into the background. Our busy patients will be happy to know that the effects of nitrous disappear as soon as we stop administering the gas so you can go on with your usual daily routine.
If you need a little extra help to relax, Dr. Knutsen will talk to you about prescribing a calming sedative to take before you arrive at our office. You will feel drowsy and very relaxed, allowing you to remain comfortable during your procedure. Please note that the effects of the sedative take a while to wear off, so you will need a friend to get you to and from your appointment.
Please Call for an Appointment
We understand that a procedure like a tooth extraction can be intimidating, but protecting your overall oral health is a priority. At Lakeside Dental, you can expect to be treated with kindness, compassion, and respect for your needs. So if you're in need of a dental extraction, please don't hesitate to contact our Brown Deer, WI dental office today.