Our dentists in Grandville, MI, do everything in their power to save a tooth. Yet, sometimes a tooth is so badly decayed or injured that there’s nothing left to do but extract it.
We offer tooth extractions as a last resort so you can protect what’s left of your oral health. Our patients’ overall oral hygiene is our number one priority.
The sooner you see us for dental pain, the more likely you’ll be able to avoid tooth extraction. For example, we can remove a small cavity and restore your tooth with a simple filling. Don’t wait until you’re in unbearable pain before you make an appointment. Delaying treatment will only increase your risk of needing .
What to Expect During Tooth Extractions
First, one of our dentists will examine your teeth and gums. We’ll also take X-rays to find the source of your pain. Our dentists always try to provide the most conservative treatment. This means that even if your case looks bad, we’ll still try to see if you’re a candidate for less invasive options. For example, we may be able to save a tooth with an emergency root canal. Only once we’ve exhausted all possibilities, will we move forward with a tooth extraction.
We’ll start by numbing your tooth so you don’t feel any pain or discomfort. Our dentists will then loosen the tooth using a special tool called an “elevator.” They’ll then use forceps to extract the tooth. While this may sound scary, we promise you won’t feel any pain during the. Our dentists are highly skilled and will make sure everything goes according to plan.
Request an Appointment
Don’t wait to call us if you suspect you have a dental emergency. Our dentists in Grandville, MI, are accepting new patients. To request an appointment, call the Grandville Dental Health Center at (616) 531-0360.