With our many restorative dentistry procedures, we can often save even badly damaged teeth. Still, in some cases you may need tooth removal in Chattanooga, TN. There’s no need to worry if you do require an extraction.Doctor Robert Gallien on tooth extraction Read Transcript
When it comes to having to remove teeth, probably one of the most common things people have to do is get their wisdom teeth taken out, because as an American culture, we just don't tend to have enough room in our mouth to allow them to grow in properly, and you can't keep them clean.
They usually hurt people, so they come in. It could be at any age, right? Whether it's a teenager, or an adult, we assess the situation and oftentimes just try to get those out for people so that their jaws are comfortable. They can get out of pain. They can move on, and they don't develop problems later in life, which is one of the reasons why we take them out.
It's because we'd much rather operate on someone when they're younger than have to operate on them when they're elderly and probably can't repair as well from a rough surgery.
Your procedure will go smoothly with:
- Two doctors who are comfortable performing all extractions, even more complex ones like wisdom teeth
- Cutting-edge technology like 3D imaging, which helps our dentists identify potential complications before your procedure begins
- Sting-free local anesthesia, thanks to our special topical numbing gel
- Two kinds of dental sedation, one of which will keep you relaxed throughout your extraction
- Focus on comfort, with amenities like neck pillows, blankets, and noise-canceling headphones
If you think you may need to have a tooth removed, call Smiles of Chattanooga at 423-454-2181.
From Beginning to End, Your Tooth Extraction Will Go Well
If you’d like to schedule your extraction for a time when our office is quiet, it’s understandable. It’s also easy to do, especially on Tuesdays when we’re open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We’ll work with you to find the time that’s most convenient for your schedule. We’ll take the sting out of receiving local anesthesia by using a topical numbing gel. If you’re nervous about discomfort, you can get one of our two forms of dental sedation:
- Inhaled sedation, or laughing gas
- Oral sedative, in the form of a safe prescription pill
After we’ve extracted your tooth, we can use innovative platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to promote faster healing. Using a small blood sample, we separate and concentrate your plasma. When applied to your extraction site, it encourages new tissue growth. We’ll also be happy to talk to you about tooth replacement options like dental implants.
Whether you need an emergency extraction or a procedure to remove your wisdom teeth, our caring staff will make sure your tooth removal in Chattanooga goes well! Call 423-454-2181. Our office is located at 4618 Highway 58, not far from Lakeside Academy.