Tooth extraction may be used to remove a diseased, decayed, impacted, or otherwise problematic tooth. When necessary a tooth extraction can help restore the health and function of the bite. The tooth extraction procedure can typically be completed in a single visit to Sudbury Dental Arts. During a single tooth extraction, Dr. Gauthier provides patients with a wand anesthetic option to numb the area to be treated. The tooth and tooth root will be gently removed from the gum line.
Dr. Gauthier is a Sudbury, Massachusetts dentist who is dedicated to helping patients solve their dental problems. He wants his patients to feel comfortable when they visit his office, which is why he provides anesthesia during tooth extraction treatments. Patients may believe that a tooth extraction or wisdom tooth removal are painful experiences but with Dr. Gauthier’s expertise, it isn’t as painful as many may think. Learn more below about how we conduct wisdom tooth removals as well as how we can restore extracted teeth that were damaged or infected.
Dental Implants for Extracted Teeth
Dental implants are the most natural way to replace a missing or extracted tooth. If a tooth is extracted, particularly in the “smile-zone” or if the missing tooth compromised the alignment of the bite, patients may choose to replace the tooth with a dental implant. If a tooth extraction is necessary, Sudbury Dental Arts, an Apex affiliate, can help coordinate the placement of a dental implant and create a custom tooth restoration.
Replacing missing teeth is essential to maintaining the stability of the bite and function of the jaw. Missing teeth can allow deterioration of the jaw bone, gum line, and the overall oral wellness of your smile. Even if one tooth is missing, this can allow the remaining teeth to shift and overcrowd.
Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant helps to prevent further damage to the smile and bite. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth that looks and functions like your natural teeth. Dental implants are a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to develop and typically emerge during the late teens or early twenties. For many patients as wisdom teeth begin to grow as they develop complications and the wisdom teeth require extraction. Wisdom tooth removal is a common procedure that can prevent infection or overcrowding issues.
As a family dentist, Dr. Gauthier will track the development of your child’s wisdom teeth in their later teen years. If extraction is necessary Dr. Gauthier will coordinate the surgical removal of the wisdom teeth. The procedure is routine and can be completed from the comfort of our dentist’s office. Patients will be provided with personalized post-treatment instructions to allow for a comfortable recovery.
Schedule a Consultation
Do you have wisdom teeth coming in? Do you need to replace extracted teeth? Call Sudbury Dental Arts for tooth extraction treatment today at (978) 218-2580. You may also request an appointment with Dr. Gauthier on our website.