There are times when a tooth simply cannot be saved, and in these cases the only choice is to extract the tooth. The reason we would want to extract a tooth such as this one is because if you leave a broken-down tooth in the mouth for an extended period of time, you run the risks of getting an infection, having increased bone loss in the area, and damaging the adjacent teeth.
We perform extractions
We understand that our patients want to have as many services as possible provided for them in our office, where they are most comfortable; for this reason, we do most of our own extractions.
For patients that are nervous we offer dental sedation.
However, there are times when a tooth is better taken out by a specialist (usually certain wisdom teeth), and in these limited cases we will refer you to an oral surgeon.
Advantages of having us take the tooth out
One of the distinct advantages to having us perform any necessary extractions is because not only can we take out the affected tooth or teeth, but we can work with you and plan how we are going to replace them. There are a number of options for replacing missing teeth including dental implants, dental bridges, and removable dentures (or partial dentures). For example, if we are planning on making a removable denture to replace teeth that will be extracted, we can make the denture ahead of time, and then insert the denture for you at the time of extraction. Or if a dental implant is planned in the future a simple socket preservation bone graft can be performed.
Our practice uses Piezotome™ CUBE is a brand-new ultrasonic device that provides superior, minimally invasive, compassionate care when performing extractions and other pre-implant bone surgery procedures. The high frequency, ultrasonic vibrations of the CUBE only cut bone and will not damage soft tissue, so it is very effective. Patients experience less trauma, less pain and less swelling post operatively with CUBE as compared to other methods such as a bur or manual forceps.
For Dr. Nugent: Fast and less invasive protocol for tooth extraction. Plus, huge safety factor as the Cube can not cut soft tissue.
For Patients: Safest extraction possible.