Dental Extractions Auburn, ME

If you have a severe toothache or non-restorable tooth, dental extractions in Auburn, ME are usually the next best solution. Although our Auburn dentist strive to preserve your natural tooth whenever possible, there will always be instances where dental extractions are necessary. We work with each patient to identify the best treatment option for their situation, including a long-term plan should tooth removal be required.

Should I Have My Tooth Pulled?

An extraction may be recommended if your tooth is severely compromised due to:

  • Aggressive periodontal disease
  • Extensive tooth decay
  • Severe fractures
  • Painful dental emergencies
  • Chronic abscesses and infection
  • Wisdom tooth complications

Otherwise, we may suggest a more conservative therapy to help retain your natural tooth.

Replacing Your Missing Tooth

Except for wisdom teeth, you’ll want to have a plan to replace your extracted tooth as soon as reasonably possible. Otherwise, the space that is created could result in shifting throughout your mouth, compromising your other teeth. To preserve natural tooth placement throughout your smile, consider getting a dental implant or bridge as soon as possible following your dental extraction.

About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are one of the most common examples of when dental extractions are recommended. Impacted or painful third molars can cause pressure, tooth crowding, swelling, and damage to adjacent teeth. Our family dentists can evaluate wisdom teeth at various stages of development to determine if removal is likely.

After Your Dental Extraction

Recovery from tooth removal is fairly straightforward, as long as you care for the area properly and don’t irritate it with the wrong types of food. Plan to stick to a soft diet for the first few days. Warm salt water rinses and an over-the-counter pain reliever are typically more than adequate to minimize potential discomfort.

Reserve a Consultation

In pain? Have a toothache? Contact Riverview Dental Associates for emergency dental extractions in Auburn, Maine.

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