Tooth Extractions

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Tooth Extractions services offered in Nashville, TN

Removing a tooth might be necessary due to oral disease or infection, or it can make room in your mouth for orthodontic treatment. At Stein Dental Care in Nashville, Tennessee, Alan Stein, DDS, performs tooth extractions safely and gives you the aftercare you need. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule online today.

Tooth Extractions Q & A

What are tooth extractions?

Tooth extractions are a service you might need because of a tooth infection, tooth crowding, or other issues. There are two techniques that Dr. Stein uses, including:

Simple extractions

During simple extractions, Dr. Stein will remove your tooth by its crown. 

Surgical extractions

Surgical extractions are needed if your tooth is impacted, meaning it’s below the gum line. You might also need a surgical extraction if the tooth’s root is still in place, but the crown has broken off. Dr. Stein will use his expertise and instruments to access the tooth to remove it. 

When do I need tooth extractions?

Dr. Stein performs extractions in his office for various reasons. Some extractions happen because of oral diseases or tooth decay, while others are necessary to prepare for a dental prosthesis or braces. Dr. Stein might recommend extraction for:

  • Cavities that are below the gum line or severe
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth infections
  • Traumatic mouth injuries
  • Wisdom teeth complications
  • Tooth crowding
  • Full dentures

Tooth extractions can help a lot, but they’re rarely the first option for treatment in cases like infections or cavities. Other treatments for these issues, like root canal therapy or fillings, leave your tooth in place. Unfortunately, they are not always effective for severe cases. 

How should I prepare for tooth extractions?

There are several steps you’ll need to do in preparation for tooth extractions at Stein Dental Care. During your consultation, Dr. Stein explains everything. He will take X-rays to view the tooth and plan the extraction procedure. 

Ahead of your appointment, you should:

  • Stop taking blood thinners
  • Start antibiotics, if prescribed
  • Set up a ride to the office and home, if you feel you will need it
  • Avoid smoking
  • Reschedule if you’re sick

To schedule a tooth extraction consultation with Dr. Stein, book a visit over the phone or online at Stein Dental Care today.