At Design Dental, we are committed to prevention, preservation, and protection of the natural teeth. We take a conservative, comprehensive approach to your dental care; this ensures that we preserve as much as the natural tooth as possible while providing you with the treatment you need.
As an experienced dentist in North Liberty, IA, Dr. S. Jeremy Tu offers a full range of general dental services including tooth extractions. If you have a severely damaged, decayed, or broken tooth, we may recommend a tooth extraction to alleviate pain or sensitivity and improve your dental health.
Depending on the complexity of the case, Dr. Tu can perform simple tooth extractions in our North Liberty dentist office; however, for more complex extractions or wisdom teeth removal, we may work with a local oral surgeon to ensure your needs are met.
Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?
Dr. Tu is committed to providing conservative solutions for patients of all ages. Before recommending a tooth extraction, our team will explore all other possible avenues. In some cases, to avoid extraction, we may recommend a dental crown, root canal therapy, or a dental filling to save a damaged tooth.
If all other treatment options are exacerbated, then a tooth extraction may be deemed necessary. In these situations, for instance, we may recommend a tooth extraction:
- A severe dental infection that can not be solved with root canal therapy.
- A severely chipped, cracked, or fractured tooth that leads to root exposure.
- Overcrowding of the teeth
- Wisdom teeth removal
- Dental abscess
- A severely decayed tooth that can not be addressed with a routine filling, inlay, onlay, or crown
What To Expect During a Tooth Extraction
To make your extraction as comfortable as possible a local anesthetic is applied to the affected area. The anesthetic helps patients stay numb throughout their treatment. If you suffer from dental fear or anxiety, we offer a full range of options in our North Liberty, IA.
The extraction process is quite simple and is typically completed in one visit to our office. For simple tooth extractions, Dr. Tu will gently rock the tooth back and forth to loosen the roots. Once the tooth is detached, we can carefully remove it from the mouth. To minimize bleeding discomfort, we will carefully place gauze over the affected area.
Following your extracted, we will review your aftercare instructions. It is important to follow the aftercare instructions thoroughly to avoid any complications.
For wisdom teeth removal or complex extractions, Dr. Tu may refer patients out to a local oral surgeon. Our goal is to help patients receive the care they need through high quality, personalized dental care.
Replacing an Extracted Tooth
As a full-service dental practice serving patients in North Liberty, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and surrounding communities, we offer a complete range of restorative solutions following a tooth extraction. Depending on the location and number of extracted teeth, we may recommend restoring missing teeth with dental implants, dentures, or a dental bridge.
Our team will explore your budget, cosmetic goals, and overall dental health to determine the best tooth replacement option for your needs.
To learn more about your options, visit our office. To schedule an appointment, call (319) 208-6095 or request an appointment online.