Tooth removal and extractions require that the patient is totally comfortable for that procedure. It's one of the things that they dread and so, the way we keep those patients comfortable is, we start them out on the nitrous oxide and get them very relaxed. We use sedation, when appropriate. So, in other words, they can be sedated for that procedure. We're still going to get them numb so they're not going to feel anything. They're not going to remember anything. After a tooth has been removed, there's several options for the patient. Option one would be just to have a missing space or having a missing tooth. It's not recommended, but that's an option because things are going to happen, teeth are going to shift, there’s other complications that are going to happen down the road, in the future. Replacing the missing tooth would involve either a bridge, which is connecting to the teeth on either side of the space—a permanent bridge. A dental implant, which is the new standard of care, that would be the best option and the strongest and the longest lasting. And, in some cases, if there are multiple missing teeth and nothing for a permanent bridge to anchor to, or the implants were not a choice for the patients, then we can do removable, partial denture-type appliances that will replace missing teeth.
Sometimes it’s better for your smile and overall health to have a damaged tooth removed or extracted. At Hillcrest Dental Care in Waco, TX, Dr. Thrasher will always do his best to save your natural teeth, but he will gently remove them if necessary with tooth removal & extractions procedure.
Removing a troublesome tooth can:
- Eliminate dental pain you’re experiencing
- Benefit your gums and other teeth
- Allow you to enjoy a fully functioning smile with a replacement tooth or full set of replacement teeth
Whether you’ve suffered an injury, are dealing with decay, or just need to make room for dental restorations, Dr. Thrasher will ensure your comfort during any tooth removal or extraction procedure.
Call 254-400-2868 today to book a visit to our warm and relaxed Waco, TX office.
Keeping You Free Of Pain & Stress During Tooth Extractions
Let’s set your mind at ease right away. No matter why you need to have a tooth removed, Dr. Thrasher will make the process as beneficial and comfortable as possible.
Dr. Thrasher, our Waco, TX dentist, is an expert at providing dental sedation, which is safe for children and adults alike. He has been offering sedation for over 20 years to our patients, and he knows which kind will best help you while you’re in our chair.
- Nitrous oxide, or “relaxing air,” which is inhaled and immediately soothes your nerves
- Oral conscious sedation, which is taken in pill form and allows you to stay awake but feels no stress or discomfort
Benefitting From Tooth Removals/Extractions
You may have irreparable damage to a tooth due to decay or an accident. If Dr. Thrasher of Hillcrest Dental Care cannot save your tooth, he will apply a local anesthetic to fully numb your mouth. If needed, he will administer the best sedation option for you.
Once the tooth is removed, you will have the option of replacing it with dental implants, dentures, or a dental bridge.
You may also need to have wisdom teeth removed to improve your health and prevent dental pain. Dr. Thrasher will gently remove these as well or refer you to a trusted oral surgeon if you have impacted wisdom teeth.
Call Hillcrest Dental Care at 254-400-2868 with any questions or to schedule your appointment today. Our friendly team will provide genuine care and consideration during every visit. You can also contact us through our quick and easy online form.
Dr. Michael Thrasher of Hillcrest Dental Care is indeed one of the trusted Waco, TX dentists because he has a lot of memberships and credentials, and of the associations that he belongs to is in Texas Dental Association.