Dental extractions are always the last resort for us at Taylor Dental Clinic. That’s because they’re an invasive procedure that can and will lead to more issues for our patient down the road. We believe strongly that all patients over the age of 30 should have a complete set of preliminary x-rays to determine if there’s any cyst formation, decay, or abscess in the tooth or those surrounding it. If not, we try our best to convince the patient to try other treatments instead of simply pulling the tooth. As we’ve discussed, missing teeth can have their own serious side effects. It’s better to try and avoid those wherever possible.
If it’s determined that the tooth has to go, we’ll use a local anesthetic to numb the area in question before beginning. We always make sure the patient is as comfortable as possible and will never do anything to harm or hurt. We know the anxiety our patients feel and do everything in our power to alleviate those fears and keep them focused on the positive aspects of having the tooth removed. It’s a difficult process for a patient, but, rest assured, it’s a far different procedure than in days gone by. At Taylor Dental Clinic, we go the extra mile to ensure your comfort at all times. That’s just one of the things that separate us from other neighborhood dentists. Come in and learn more today!