Redmond Extractions & Bone Grafting
Reasons to extract a tooth
Prevent a crowded smile when your jaw supports too many teeth
Remove disruptive wisdom teeth that can crowd or misalign the smile, or impacted teeth that are “stuck” below the gum line
Remove an unsalvageable tooth after significant tooth decay or damage
Tooth Extractions in Redmond
Is it time to take a look at your wisdom teeth or have a decayed or damaged tooth pulled? At Redmond Art of Dentistry, Dr. Bickel and his team work hard to protect your smile no matter what life brings your way. When tooth extraction is absolutely necessary, we ensure that your oral health and comfort are supported using the best methods of care available. Give us a call at (425) 883-1331 to schedule a consultation at your local dentist in Redmond!
Do I Need To Have A Tooth Pulled?
Rest assured, it is our philosophy as your family dentist to do everything we can before having to pull a tooth. If you have a chronic toothache, chipped tooth or suffered from tooth decay, a simple cavity filling, dental bonding or root canal may be enough to restore your smile.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Between the ages of 17 to 25 you’re likely to encounter the growth of between 1 and 4 wisdom teeth on average. Dr. Bickel has treated countless patients with wisdom teeth removal, yet knows the difference between teeth that have to be extracted and those that can rest comfortably in the mouth. By carefully monitoring your dental health he is able to track the progress of your wisdom teeth, letting you know how many wisdom teeth you have, whether they will have to be extracted and what to expect with wisdom tooth extraction even before they emerge through the gums.
Does Tooth Extraction Hurt?
It’s not uncommon to feel a little nervous at the dentist when it’s time for a tooth extraction. However, patients can rest assured knowing their health is in the comforting hands of a professional dentist, whose ultimate goal is your optimal dental care and comfort.
With use of a local anesthetic or sedation dentistry, there is no pain during the tooth extraction process. At most, patients will feel a mild to moderate sensation of pressure as the tooth is carefully grasped by dental forceps and rocked gently back and forth to loosen and remove the tooth. Dental stitches can be used to seal the area and dissolve as healing takes place. After a tooth extraction, you may be prescribed pain relieving medication to aid in a fast recovery.
When Are Tooth Extractions Recommended?
Tooth extractions may be recommended for a variety of different reasons. One of the most common reasons is the improper eruption of wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth emerge between the ages of 17-25 in most people. They are a natural part of the mouth, but lots of patients don’t have enough space to accommodate them.
So when the wisdom teeth start to erupt, they can cause teeth crowding, raise the risk of oral infections, and lead to other issues. If your wisdom teeth are not erupting properly, they may need to be extracted.
Tooth extractions may also be necessary when a tooth has been irreparably damaged by chronic oral health issues such as gum disease, cavities, or a tooth infection. Tooth damage caused by dental trauma may also require extraction if the tooth can’t be restored.
Finally, tooth extractions may sometimes be needed to prepare for another dental procedure. For example, some orthodontic patients may need a tooth or two to be extracted while they get braces, or a patient who is getting a set of dentures may need to have their remaining teeth pulled.
Dr. Bickel practices conservative dentistry at Redmond Art of Dentistry. This means that we will not recommend an extraction unless it’s the only option to restore your oral health, relieve your pain, and prevent further complications. However, if an extraction is required, we will ensure you get the fast, gentle, pain-free treatment you need in Redmond.