Seattle Tooth Extractions
Dental extractions are typically a straightforward procedure. Thanks to our in-house sedation options, you can comfortably complete your treatment without added anxiety or sensitivity. We’re committed to ensuring an outstanding experience for each patient, especially when it comes to minor oral surgery procedures like having a tooth removed.
Do I need An Extraction?
In most situations, we want to do everything possible to help you restore, preserve, and maintain your natural teeth.
However, there are times when removing a tooth is the best option for your smile’s overall health. When it comes to preventing spread of infection or chronic pain, a dental extraction may be the ideal treatment choice.
We frequently recommend extractions for situations involving:
- Wisdom teeth
- Cracked teeth/roots
- Aggressive periodontal disease
- Severe tooth decay
- Painful toothaches
- Failed endodontic therapy
- Orthodontic concerns
- Retained baby teeth
- All-on-4 implants
During your exam, our experienced dentists will talk with you about the best choices for your unique situation. You’ll be able to feel confident that your oral health is our top priority.
Stem Cell Therapy for Improved Recovery
What if you could help your body recover quicker after an extraction? Thanks to platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and your own stem cells, it’s possible!
Prior to your extraction, our Seattle, WA dentists will draw a small vial of blood and use a special machine to separate plasma and stem cells from the other elements inside. After your extraction, we place those natural cells back into your oral surgery site. Your body uses them right away, offering you a unique advantage for a faster recovery and improved surgical outcome. PRP use significantly lowers your risk of dry socket following a dental extraction.
After Your Tooth Removal
Having a tooth extracted creates extra space inside of your mouth. The open areas between teeth can ultimately lead to the rest of your bite drifting out of alignment. Over time, this can raise your risk of TMJ disorder, gum disease, tooth decay, enamel wear, and aesthetic concerns.
If you’re planning to have a tooth removed (other than wisdom teeth) we’ll discuss the best tooth replacement options that are available. The sooner you restore your missing tooth, the more likely you are to prevent changes in tooth alignment and spacing. Some of the choices you may want to consider include dental implants, bridges, or partial dentures.
Are You Ready to Learn More?
Our dynamic practice is committed to providing your family with exceptional care at all times. Schedule an exam today to speak with our team about dental extractions in Seattle.