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Why You Might Need an Extraction

At Highline Dental

Extractions
  • Your tooth is severely damaged or decayed and is no longer restorable
  • You wisdom teeth are causing pain and discomfort
  • You’ve elected to receive a denture, bridge, or implant

Asked Questions

There are a few reasons to have a tooth extracted. Dr. Albert may recommend extraction if your tooth is too heavily decayed or damaged. At Highline Dental, we will try our best to save your tooth, but sometimes pulling the tooth is the best option. Oftentimes, patients will require extraction of some or all of their teeth to receive dentures.

Some of the most common extractions are wisdom teeth extractions. Contrary to popular belief, wisdom teeth do not necessarily contribute to crowding of teeth! However, when they erupt, they can be difficult to clean — leading to cavities — and cause painful flare ups called pericoronitis. If your wisdom teeth have come in straight and don’t bother you, it’s fine to leave them be. However, if your wisdom teeth are giving you problems, it’s best to make an appointment with Highland Dental to address the problem. We’ll try our best to make sure you’re comfortable no matter what treatment you receive.

If you’re visiting Highline Dental for an extraction, Dr. Albert and his team will make sure you are cared for throughout the whole process. Before the procedure, the doctor uses a local anesthetic to numb the area and keep you comfortable. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, the tooth is pulled as gently and painlessly as possible. If needed, Dr. Albert may stitch the extraction site to help aid in the healing process. Extractions generally take a week to heal. If you experience any complications, give Dr. Albert a call so he can help make the process smoother!

If numbed properly, extractions generally are not painful. Dr. Albert uses a local anesthetic to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the process. The pain caused by a damaged or broken tooth is often more severe than having it removed. If you have a broken or damaged tooth that is causing you pain, give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

We LOVE New Patients

Looking for a new dental home? We’d love for that to be us! Our friendly, energetic team enjoys seeing new faces around our office. To show our appreciation, we have a great new patient offer for you to take advantage of. Just screenshot the coupon and show our front desk team when you check in for your first appointment.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Extractions