I’ve been a loyal patient at this dental practice since the ’80s, and my recent annual cleaning reaffirmed why. Cindy, the dental hygienist, provided exceptional care. Her gentle touch and genuine concern for my comfort made the cleaning a breeze. I’ve always received top-notch service here, and Cindy’s expertise is a shining example of their commitment to patient satisfaction. Highly recommend this practice for their outstanding staff and long-standing dedication to dental health.
Say Goodbye to Your Toothache With a Gentle Extraction
We’ll always attempt to save your damaged tooth with a root canal or a restoration, if possible. Keeping your natural teeth intact is the best option in most cases. However, a tooth can become so damaged or diseased that saving it isn’t possible. You can always count on the experienced team at Charlotte Dentistry to honestly assess your situation and remove your tooth if absolutely necessary.
Before the extraction, we fully numb the area we’re working on to make sure that you don’t feel any discomfort. If necessary, you can pick from soothing sedation options:
- Inhaled Sedation – Mild laughing gas will give you an all-over feeling of lightness and euphoria, helping your dental anxiety melt away and allowing you to relax in your dental chair.
- Oral Conscious Sedation – You’ll take a small pill as prescribed by your dentist. By the time your tooth removal procedure begins, you’ll feel completely relaxed and carefree. You will need a ride home, as the sedative’s effects last for a few hours.
Replace Your Extracted Tooth With a Lifelike Solution
After your tooth is removed, we’ll replace it as soon as possible. Leaving gaps in your smile can lead to losing the surrounding bone. Plus, your other teeth can shift positions over time and cause your bite to become misaligned. Here are two common ways to replace your missing tooth:
- Fixed Bridge – We can make you a bridge that anchors to nearby teeth. It has a replacement tooth in the middle.
- Implant-Crown Combination – After an implant is placed where your tooth was, it will function as a base for a new crown, giving you a sturdy replacement tooth. Unlike a standard bridge, this tooth replacement keeps you from suffering bone loss near the extraction site.
For more extensive tooth replacement, we can provide conventional dentures, implant bridges, and implant dentures.