Tooth Extractions in Silver Spring MD
Dr. David Rever performs most tooth extractions in his comfortable Silver Spring dentist office. With over 30 years of experience in dentistry, Dr. Rever provides quality dental care in Silver Spring MD. Tooth extractions are a common restorative dental procedure. Although, this does not mean that every situation that involves tooth pain will require an extraction. Some tooth pain is temporary and caused by minor factors. with routine oral care and bi-yearly dental checkups, tooth extractions may be avoided altogether.
Common reasons patients may seek an extraction include:
How to Determine if You Need a Tooth Extraction
Whatever the case, Dr. Rever will make sure you are comfortable, well informed, and satisfied throughout and after your dental visit. If you have been experiencing severe tooth pain, visit your local dentist right away. Dr. Rever recommends a tooth extraction ONLY if the tooth can not be saved. We try our best to restore your existing teeth so you can enjoy your most natural smile for as long as possible. Never decide your treatment without consulting a healthcare professional. In most cases, Dr. Rever can save your tooth! We also provide patients of all ages with wisdom teeth removal. Wisdom teeth should be removed in your teens, but many forgo this procedure until they start to experience discomfort or pain.
The Tooth Extraction Process
Dr. Rever will assess the condition of your teeth and develop a plan to extract the damaged tooth. Next, general anesthesia will be administered. For patients who suffer from fear of the dentist, or dental anxiety, we offer conscious sedation dentistry. Those who may suffer from dental anxiety have nothing to fear. Your teeth and the surrounding area will be numbed to relieve any discomfort.
Once fully numb, Dr. Rever and his staff will begin the process. The tooth will be removed, and the socket will be covered with a sterile gauze. If needed, a few stitches will be placed into the socket. There may be a small amount of discomfort in the days after the surgery. Dr. Rever will give you pain relief advice, and may prescribe medication to relieve any discomfort.
Patients may need a tooth extraction for a number of reasons. However, a tooth extraction by a skilled dentist has great results and little to no pain. We offer patients a variety of sedatives to make sure they are relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure.
Once the tooth is extracted, Dr. Rever will explain your replacement options if needed. Patients may elect to replace the loss tooth if it’s a front tooth, or if it will dramatically change your bite. It is important to replace the missing tooth as soon as possible to avoid any further infection or problems associated with removing a tooth. We offer a variety of replacement tooth options including dental implants.
Tooth Extraction FAQs
Is it better to get a damaged tooth repaired or extracted?
As a restorative dentist, Dr. Rever does his best to keep as much of your natural tooth as possible. There is nothing healthier for your smile as having as much natural teeth as possible. We only recommend extractions in the case of wisdom teeth, and severe situations.
Will a tooth extraction relieve my tooth pain?
A tooth extraction can alleviate tooth pain, but only if it’s the direct cause of your pain. In certain situations we can alleviate your tooth pain by addressing the root of the issue, instead of completely removing a tooth.
How long does it take to remove a tooth?
The process is quick and takes a single visit to the dentist. We will first numb your mouth so that you do not feel pain. Then we will surgically remove the affected tooth. You will be given post-surgery instructions to help prevent infections and dry socket.
Schedule a Tooth Extraction Today
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rever in Silver Spring MD today. Dr. Rever is an experienced restorative dentist dedicated to saving your smile from bad oral health. Give us a call at (301) 637-0960, or request a consultation online today.