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Tooth Extraction Rogers, AR

Tooth ExtractionAn Overview

Tooth extractions are used to remove damaged, decayed, or impacted teeth in order to restore or maintain good oral health. Tooth extraction may be required in cases of advanced tooth decay or damage that has compromised the structure of the tooth, crowding of teeth, or as part of a restorative treatment plan.

Dr. Heather Adams provides tooth extraction procedures for advanced decay, damaged teeth, and wisdom tooth removal when necessary. If other, more conservative procedures are ruled out, tooth extraction may be recommended to help restore the health and function of the bite. Dr. Adams also provides options for replacing missing teeth such as dental implants and implant-supported dentures.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Many patients will need their wisdom teeth removed during their teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth are the last molar to emerge and commonly cause overcrowding or become impacted in the bone. Diagnostic x-rays will help Dr. Adams determine if the removal of the wisdom teeth will be necessary.

In the case of fully erupted wisdom teeth, the procedure can often be completed from the comfort of our Rogers, AR dentist office. Dr. Adams will discuss all aspects of the procedure ahead of time and make any necessary arrangements for dental sedation. If the wisdom teeth are impacted or it is considered a complex case, we will work with you to coordinate the procedure with a local oral surgeon.

Tooth Extraction What to Expect

The tooth extraction procedure typically causes minimal discomfort. Patients who experience dental anxiety may be made comfortable with dental sedation, otherwise, Dr. Adams will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area to be treated.

Once numb, the tooth will be detached from the gums and gently removed from the root structure. The empty socket will be cleaned and sutured shut.  Our dental care team will provide patients with personalized instructions on post-op care to help with a comfortable and quick recovery.

Replacing Extracted Teeth

Depending on the location and number of teeth extracted, patients may choose to have their teeth replaced with dental implants. Dr. Adams offers in-house dental implant services for precise and convenient care.

Dental implants are the most natural option for replacing missing teeth.  Designed to mimic the natural human tooth, the implant acts as a prosthetic root structure. A dental restoration is then secured to the implant for a beautiful, healthy smile.