Gentle Tooth Extractions
At Willis Family Dentistry
Dr. Willis practices conservative dentistry in West Mobile and Loyd Lane, and will always attempt to save your tooth with restorative treatment before recommending an extraction. However, sometimes extracting a severely damaged or infected tooth is the best option to preserve your smile and protect your teeth. We provide gentle, informative care, and offer sedation to keep you comfortable during the extraction process.
During a basic extraction, Dr. Willis will clean your mouth and numb the area surrounding your damaged tooth. Then, he will loosen the tooth in its socket and gently extract it using professional-grade tools. To finish the procedure, the area is cleaned and sutured shut. A tooth extraction typically takes a few days to heal, and at Willis Family Dentistry we offer restorative options to replace extracted teeth once your gums recover from the procedure.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are our final set of molars, and they usually erupt during a patient’s late teens and early twenties. The majority of adults have their wisdom teeth removed because they often grow in improperly and can cause complications. Most people do not have enough room in their mouths for wisdom teeth to erupt properly, which can lead to impacted wisdom teeth or overcrowding. In some cases, these conditions can even cause tooth infections. If you or your child have erupting wisdom teeth, call us today to schedule an appointment to determine whether extraction is necessary.
Common Reasons for Tooth Extraction
The most common reason for a tooth extraction is problematic wisdom teeth. If wisdom teeth (or third molars) are growing in improperly, an extraction may be necessary to ensure that the rest of your teeth are not negatively impacted by the growth. In other cases, an extraction may be recommended if a tooth is seriously damaged due to an oral injury, or if an infection is too severe to treat with a root canal. Extractions are also required to prepare for full-arch dentures, and for some orthodontic treatments.
Extractions at Willis Family Dentistry
Whether you suspect your wisdom teeth are growing in improperly, or you believe you may need a tooth extraction for any other reason, Dr. Willis is here to help with compassionate, gentle care. At your consultation, he will conduct a comprehensive oral exam and help you understand if extraction is the right option for you. Contact us now at (251) 660-1514 to schedule your appointment, or stop by our office at 6217 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile, AL 36609.