Tooth Extractions in Champaign, IL
Patients may require a tooth extraction for a variety of reasons. In most cases, getting a gentle tooth extraction will take away the pain, provide a better smile, and improve your oral health. At Anderson Dental, our dentists provide a comfortable experience for patients needing a tooth removed. We also offer options for sedation dentistry to help patients relax during the procedure.
Patients near Champaign, IL may require a dental extraction in the event of:
- Severe tooth decay or trauma
- Before invisible braces
- Before dentures or partials
- Problematic wisdom teeth
- Dental emergencies
Sedation Dentistry Options
Dr. Scott Anderson, Dr. John Anderson, and Dr. Cesar Alburez are experts when it comes to numbing the area they’ll be working in and helping you to feel relaxed during your dental extraction in Champaign, IL. They also take their time with you and work to make you feel at home.
We offer neck pillows, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral conscious sedation, and compassion during the entire extraction process.
Nitrous oxide produces feelings of relaxation and is delivered through a small mask. Oral conscious sedation is a pill you take before treatment. With this option, you may not recall most of your appointment. Your dentist will take a thorough health history, monitor you closely throughout treatment, and provide any aftercare instructions following sedation.
When Extractions Are Necessary
If you have a tooth that is severely decayed or a tooth subjected to trauma, your dentist will work hard to save that tooth. However, we recommend dental extractions if the tooth meets the following criteria:
- Causes you tooth pain
- Jeopardizes your healthy teeth
- Is too weak for a dental crown
When your need for an extraction results from decay or trauma, Anderson Dental offers tooth replacement options to restore your smile.
These options may include:
Your Champaign, IL dentist will help you make the best decision for your missing teeth replacement based on the state of your overall oral health and smile desires.
Dental Extractions Before Orthodontics or Dentures
If your jaw is unusually small and cannot accommodate a full set of teeth, an extraction may be necessary before invisible braces. This type of tooth removal helps ensure that your teeth line up correctly during orthodontic treatment. Additionally, an extraction before invisible braces is not noticeable.
If you have few remaining teeth, and they are not strong enough to support a partial denture, Anderson Dental recommends dental extractions and a complete denture.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions at Anderson Dental
Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth and come in years after your adult teeth. In many cases, wisdom teeth cannot fully erupt, or they push against your primary teeth. These types of problems may lead to infection—especially with a partially erupted wisdom tooth—or dental pain and pressure.
When wisdom teeth are causing pain, schedule a consultation at Anderson Dental about wisdom tooth extractions.
Preventive Dentistry to Avoid Disease & Emergencies
The best way to prevent the painful dental infections that lead to extractions is to incorporate a fantastic oral care routine at home, brushing and flossing at least twice daily.
It’s also a good idea to cut down on sugar and acidic foods and drinks to help prevent the cavities that can lead to dental infections.
Visit your dentist in Champaign, IL twice yearly for professional teeth cleanings and preventive dental exams.
If you play sports, ask your dentist about a mouthguard.
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Anderson Dental is located at 2535 Galen Drive in Champaign, IL. Our office is in Downtown near West Side Park.