When a tooth poses a challenge to your dental health, our team at Hammond Dental Care may recommend a tooth extraction. This procedure involves the careful removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. While the mere thought of tooth extraction may cause some apprehension, rest assured, our skilled professionals prioritize your comfort and wellbeing throughout the process.

There are several reasons why a tooth extraction might be necessary. One common scenario is when a tooth becomes severely decayed or damaged beyond repair. In such cases, extracting the affected tooth can prevent further complications and promote overall oral health. Similarly, advanced gum disease or infection may require the removal of a tooth to prevent the spread of infection to neighboring teeth and gums.

Furthermore, overcrowding in the mouth can also warrant a tooth extraction. When there is not enough space for all teeth to properly align, extracting one or more teeth can create room for proper alignment and prevent issues such as misalignment, crowding or impaction.

Our team understands that the decision to undergo a tooth extraction can be daunting and we are here to address any concerns or questions you may have. We begin the process with a thorough examination of your oral health and discuss the reasons for recommending a tooth extraction, as well as any alternative treatments that may be available.

On the day of your extraction, our team ensures your comfort by administering local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth. For more complex cases or for patients with dental anxiety, we also offer sedation options to help you relax during the procedure.

During the extraction, our skilled dentist gently loosens the tooth from its socket using specialized instruments. Once the tooth is removed, we take great care to clean the extraction site and provide instructions for proper post-extraction care to promote healing and minimize discomfort.

Following a tooth extraction, it is important to follow our aftercare instructions diligently. This typically includes avoiding certain foods and activities that may impede the healing process, as well as taking any prescribed medications as directed. Our team is here to support you every step of the way and monitor your progress during follow-up visits.

Your oral health and comfort are our top priorities. To learn more about tooth extractions in Surprise, Arizona, please do not hesitate to reach out to our dentists and team by calling 623-328-7346. Dr. Nathan Hammond and Dr. Patrick Stone here to provide personalized care and guidance to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.