At Design Dental, we are committed to the prevention, preservation, and protection of your natural teeth. We take a complete approach to your dental care. This ensures that we preserve as much as the natural tooth as possible with the right 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 relieve 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 in North Liberty?
Dr. Tu will provide conservative solutions for patients of all ages. Before suggesting 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 no other treatment can save your tooth, then a tooth extraction will be necessary. In these situations, we may recommend a tooth extraction:
- A severe dental infection that your dentist can not treat 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 tooth with severe decay that your dentist can not fix with a routine filling, inlay, onlay, or crown
What To Expect During a Tooth Extraction
To make your extraction as comfortable as possible, your dentist will numb the area around the tooth. The anesthetic helps patients stay numb during the 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. Dr. Tu can complete it in one visit to his dentist office. For simple tooth extractions, Dr. Tu will gently rock the tooth back and forth to loosen the roots. Once he detaches the tooth, we can carefully remove it from the mouth. To minimize bleeding, we will place gauze over the area.
Following your extraction, we will review your aftercare instructions. It is important to follow them thoroughly to avoid problems.
For wisdom teeth removal or complex extractions, Dr. Tu may refer patients to a local oral surgeon. Our goal is to help patients receive the care they need through high quality dental care.
Replacing an Extracted Tooth
As a full service dental practice serving patients in North Liberty, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and surrounding areas, 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. This will help us determine the best tooth replacement option for your needs.
To learn more about your options, visit our office. To schedule an appointment, call (319) 284-4361 or request an appointment online.