Tooth extraction is something I do quite a bit of, unfortunately. For many patients it becomes a blessing. They either had a bad tooth, or they've had a tooth they've tried to fix with dental procedures, whether it's a root canal or a crown, and it's failing. We need to remove those teeth. Very often I'll take teeth out, and the patients aren't even aware the tooth is gone. It's occasional that one's really difficult, but I've never had to refer a patient out to an oral surgeon for an extraction in a long time.
Tooth extraction is something that can be really a blessing for a lot of patients because they're suffering and in pain, and often patients will come and they've kind of had it with their teeth and they want them out. Again, one of the blessings we have in our office, that we can offer our patients right away, whether it's just an individual tooth and they want to rebuild that section with an implant, or they want to get rid of all their teeth and rebuild their mouth with some implants that a denture can snap into, is that we can offer that extraction, but also the graft that's necessary at the same time. That's really a key component.
Not everyone wants to have a graft, and isn't thinking of dental implants. If, in today's world, more patients really understand what dental implants are and they want to rebuild their mouth. They lost their teeth, but they don't want to have a denture, and so when we remove teeth is the very best time to add bone and do the graft. It also saves them a surgical visit.
If a tooth needs to be removed, Dr. Rod Gleave, DMD provides the most comfortable and swift procedures to help you maintain optimal oral health. You’ll never need to feel nervous about visiting our Salt Lake City, UT dentist office, since our friendly staff will make you feel right at home, and your treatment will be painless.
A tooth removal or extraction from Dr. Rod Gleave, DMD can:
- Benefit your daily life by ridding you of chronic toothaches you may be experiencing
- Prepare your smile to receive beneficial restorative dentistry, particularly dental implants
- Allow you to properly and comfortably chew your food once your tooth has been replaced
- Prevent wisdom teeth from causing damage to your existing teeth
Call 801-747-8531 today to schedule a stress-free visit at Rod Gleave, DMD. Our entire team has your best interests in mind, and we will determine which procedure will benefit your smile the most.
Helping Your Smile And Oral Health With A Gentle Tooth Removal
A tooth extraction could be required for the following reasons:
- Damage Due To Decay – A decaying tooth that cannot be helped with a filling or dental crown should be replaced to prevent further dental issues and help you comfortably chew.
- Damage Due To Disease – Gum disease is the number one reason adults in the U.S. lose their permanent teeth. After treating the underlying issue, we can remove any teeth affected and provide reliable replacements.
- Broken Or Injured Teeth – Sometimes, teeth that have been traumatized physically cannot be returned to their full function. It’s best to have a severely damaged tooth removed so you can receive a replacement.
- Impacted Teeth (Wisdom Teeth) – Impacted teeth are those that can’t successfully emerge through your gums, a common problem with wisdom teeth. Removing them will greatly benefit your smile, as they can cause alignment issues and severe discomfort.
Getting Comfortable Care During Your Extraction
We understand that you’ve likely been dealing with dental pain and are probably nervous to visit us. We are all here to help you through this process. It doesn’t seem like the most fun thing in the world, but your procedure will certainly be far easier and more comfortable than you may imagine.
We offer three forms of safe dental sedation to help you fully relax, and we have TVs in every operatory so you can just “zone out” during your treatment.
Call 801-747-8531 to book a consultation with Dr. Rod Gleave, DMD or contact us through our online form, where you can also schedule an appointment or ask questions. We look forward to improving your smile soon.
Dr. Rod Gleave is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).