Teeth Extractions in Missoula, MT
At Nelson Dentistry, we help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile by keeping your natural teeth for a lifetime if possible. With that said, there are sometimes unforeseen circumstances that require the removal of a tooth to maintain your oral health.
While we want to keep tooth extractions as a last resort, here are some of the situations in which your dentist in Missoula might recommend an extraction:
- Wisdom teeth, or third molars
- To aid in eliminating crowding for orthodontic treatment
- A tooth that is infected, fractured, or decayed beyond what a root canal can repair
- A tooth that is not salvageable due to periodontal disease
Do I Really Need My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?
The answer for most patients is - yes. Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last set of molars to arrive and they come in far back in your mouth behind your second set of molars. This can present a number of problems, especially if there is no room for them, they may begin to crowd your other teeth and cause them to shift.
They may also come in at a strange angle that negatively affects your other teeth. Some wisdom teeth remain impacted, or stuck beneath the gum line, which can result in an infection. For all of these reasons, it is best to remove wisdom teeth.
Will My Tooth Extraction Hurt?
Our office can help you with most extractions. If it is a particularly tricky tooth, a complicated wisdom tooth, or you would like to be deeply sedated then we will help connect you with one of our talented local oral surgeons.
If your extraction is taking place at Nelson Dentistry, Dr. Nelson takes every step necessary to make sure that you are comfortable and that you don't feel anything throughout the process by using the best dental anesthetics. Most patients are pleasantly surprised at how smooth the procedure is.
It is normal to experience some discomfort or swelling after your extraction, and you can take prescribed pain medication as needed. Our team is here to guide you through the recovery process, and you should feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Contact Nelson Dentistry
If you have been told that you need a tooth removed, we encourage you to contact Nelson Dentistry and schedule a consultation with Dr. Nelson. He will guide you through the process and determine the best options so that your extraction is as smooth and painless as possible. Give us a call today to arrange a convenient time for an appointment and learn more about how we can help you.