Dr. Adam Carraway provides the tooth extraction procedure for patients in Greer, SC. Some patients may be worried that dental extractions cause excessive amounts of pain during and after the procedure. However, Dr. Carraway uses local anesthetic and dental sedation to make sure that his patients feel as comfortable as possible during treatment. Patients may require tooth extraction treatment to remove severely infected, overcrowded, damaged, or impacted teeth. Removing these teeth actually relieves pain and improves the health and function of the teeth and gums. As a general dental solution, tooth extractions are preventative in that they stop the spread of infection or damage to the whole dental structure.
What Are Simple and Complex Extractions?
Dental extractions are often categorized as simple or complex. Simple tooth extractions are used to remove teeth that are above the gumline. They can be easily extracted without the need for dental sedation. Complex tooth extractions often require both local anesthetic and sedation to remove teeth that are not fully emerged.
If your teeth are extracted due to severe damage or an infection, we can replace them with implants. Dental implants replace single missing teeth at the root. They look and feel just like natural teeth and support the overall function of the bite. If you are missing multiple teeth, we recommend dental bridges or dentures.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth that emerge in the mouth. They can cause problems for some patients if they become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are teeth that do not have enough room to emerge properly. These teeth can damage molars in the back of the mouth. Although not every patient needs their wisdom teeth extracted, our team makes sure that we regularly take dental x-rays to keep track of their progress. If we find any problems, we will recommend an extraction.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Do you need to remove your impacted wisdom teeth? Are infected teeth impacting the health of your other teeth? Request a dental consultation with Dr. Carraway on our website. You may also call Carraway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today at 864.383.9711.