Tooth Extractions in Greenfield, IN
Here at Cornerstone Dental Arts, our goal is to protect and preserve your teeth. When a tooth is damaged or decayed, our team will help you explore all of the options for repair, such as dental crowns. But in some situations, we may recommend a tooth extraction.
We know it can be scary to hear that a tooth extraction is necessary. That’s why we’ll make sure you understand what the process involves at each step, including your options for anesthesia or dental sedation.
Your comfort is our priority, and our dentists will work to ensure the extraction process is as gentle and smooth as possible.
You can rest assured that we only recommend an extraction after a thorough evaluation of your overall dental needs, including all necessary diagnostic tests, such as X-rays.
“They are so friendly and caring about your comfort while they are working on you. Sara and Dr. Neeb are awesome!” – Lois R.
Why might you need to get teeth pulled?
There are a variety of reasons having teeth pulled might become necessary. At Cornerstone Dental Arts, we will always explain why a procedure is recommended and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about your dental health.
Tooth decay or infection
Sometimes tooth decay reaches an advanced stage beyond what a filling or dental crown can repair. Advanced tooth decay can also lead to infection, which can be painful — having teeth pulled can give immediate relief from pain and halt the spread of dental disease.
Impacted teeth can push on its neighbors, which can be uncomfortable. Impaction is especially common in wisdom teeth, often necessitating removal.
From car accidents to sports injuries, our teeth take unexpected damage. Sometimes, tooth extraction may be the best option when the damage from a dental emergency is severe.
Setting the stage for other dental work
Tooth extraction may be necessary before undergoing tooth straightening procedures, especially when overcrowding is an issue. Extractions can also make room for a dental implant or implant-supported dentures.
Wisdom tooth removal
When wisdom teeth start to grow in, you may experience pain or discomfort as they press against your other teeth. Often, your mouth won’t have room to accommodate wisdom teeth.
In addition to being uncomfortable, this pressure can move your other teeth out of place, which may cause both aesthetic and functional challenges.
Even if you’re not in pain, there are other reasons you might choose wisdom teeth removal. Because of their position in your mouth, cleaning your wisdom teeth can be challenging, leaving them and the teeth around them vulnerable to decay.
Wisdom teeth are especially prone to growing in impact, which is uncomfortable and can make infection more likely, posing a health risk.
Having your wisdom teeth pulled is a standard procedure. Your dentist will walk you through everything you can expect from the day of your procedure through all necessary aftercare.
Tooth Replacements in Greenfield, IN
Are you missing a tooth from an accident or extraction?
We know that no two people, or two smiles, are the same. Our dentists will take the time to get to know you — from your lifestyle to your goals — to help you choose the best tooth replacement solution for you.
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, and they don’t require any specialized care. You’ll simply brush and floss your teeth as usual. Click here to learn more about the advantages of receiving dental implants from Cornerstone Dental Arts in Greenfield, IN.
Another option for replacing a missing or extracted tooth is a dental bridge. A dental bridge is exactly what it sounds like; a replacement tooth, or row of teeth, held in place with attachments to the neighboring teeth. Click here to learn more about the advantages of receiving a dental bridge from Cornerstone Dental Arts.
At Cornerstone Dental Arts, we can perform the entire implant procedure from diagnosis to placing the implants to placing the denture right in the office. Click here to learn more about the advantages of receiving your implant-supported dentures from Cornerstone Dental Arts.