When someone is experiencing oral pain, it can be difficult for them to identify the cause. Numerous scenarios can cause discomfort, especially if you don’t practice regular oral hygiene like brushing and flossing regularly.
At Kids First Dental, we treat our patients in Roanoke with the utmost care and respect. This includes having a comfortable office and speedy waiting times so you can meet with our dentist to identify the source of dental pain.
If the situation is difficult and you have a tooth that cannot be saved, then our skilled staff can perform an extraction in a single appointment.
A dental extraction is when a tooth is professionally removed. Extractions can be completed for a variety of reasons. The most common is to remove a tooth that is too decayed or damaged to restore, to treat overcrowding, and to remove an impacted tooth.
During the procedure, we use a modern anesthetic to ensure you feel no pain or discomfort. Our dentist will isolate the damaged or crowded tooth and carefully dislodge it from the jawbone using a pair of specialized pliers. Once the roots are loose, the tooth can be pulled right out.
Impaction is a unique scenario. It is when a tooth tries to erupt but becomes trapped underneath the gums. In these situations, our dentist will perform a similar procedure but will need to cut through the gums and break the tooth into pieces for easy extraction. The gums will be stitched and sealed afterward.
Extractions are available to patients of all ages and backgrounds. At Kids First Dental, we sometimes even perform extractions for children with their first set of teeth to help handle overcrowding and alleviate discomfort.
If you are in or around Roanoke you can schedule an appointment for an extraction at Kids First Dental. Our dentist will first want to conduct a thorough examination of your mouth to ensure there are no other restorative options available. Afterward, they will discuss a plan of treatment and ensure you understand the procedure before proceeding.