Extractions & Wisdom Tooth Removal
Patients may require a tooth extraction in Champaign, IL for a variety of reasons. In most cases, getting extraction will lead to less pain, a better smile and improved oral health.
Dental extractions may be necessary in the event of:
- Severe tooth decay or trauma
- Invisible braces
- Problematic wisdom teeth
- Dental emergencies
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.
We offer neck pillows, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and compassion during the entire extraction process.
Decay or Trauma: Tooth Extractions in Champaign, IL
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 full denture.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
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 Extractions & Disease
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.