Extractions in Apex, NC
Sometimes it is necessary to remove a tooth in order to protect your oral health. While this may not be the best news to receive, it’s also not as bad as you might think when you have the right team to work with.
Dr. Cordes has nearly 20 years of experience in helping patients maintain their oral health, and he can help your tooth extraction go smoothly from start to finish and throughout your recovery process.
Why Do I Need an Extraction?
There are a number of circumstances that may require a tooth extraction such as:
- Wisdom Teeth – It’s typically recommended that wisdom teeth be extracted for various reasons such as crowding, cleanliness, or infection. If there is not enough space for your wisdom teeth, they may crowd your other teeth and cause them to shift. If you can’t reach your wisdom teeth to brush and floss properly, they could contribute to issues such as gum disease and tooth decay. Impacted wisdom teeth, or those stuck below the gum line, could cause an infection.
- Orthodontic Treatment – Patients who suffer from severe crowding of their teeth may need to have some teeth extracted in order for orthodontic treatment to be effective.
- Periodontal Disease – This condition is the number one cause of tooth loss in American adults. Periodontal (gum) disease destroys the bone and soft tissues that make up the support system for your teeth and eventually leads to tooth loss if it is left untreated.
- Dental Infections – If your tooth becomes infected beyond what root canal therapy can repair, it may need to be extracted.
Will My Extraction Hurt?
Your comfort is our top priority, and Dr. Cordes makes every effort to make your extraction as comfortable and stress-free as possible. He uses the best dental anesthetics to ensure that you don’t feel anything during your procedure, and most patients are surprised at how smoothly the process can go.
Patients who experience anxiety about dental procedures may choose to use nitrous oxide during their extraction. Nitrous is a gas delivered through a mask that helps you to feel relaxed and at ease during your procedure. Because it leaves your system quickly, it has no effect on your recovery process.
We Are Here for You
If you need a tooth extracted, it is important not to delay that treatment in order to protect your oral health and avoid bigger problems. Dr. Cordes is here to support you through your extraction and recovery process.
Give us a call today to learn more and arrange a consultation about your extraction.