At Unkel & Shibilski Dental, our priority is to ensure that you and your loved ones achieve healthy, attractive, and comfortable smiles that last. Sometimes, that involves removing a tooth, either to ensure the health of the remaining teeth or to prepare for procedures like dental implants.
Our dentists consider tooth extraction as a last resort to reduce severe pain or protect the health of the remaining teeth. With their experience and expertise, they perform efficient, painless tooth extractions and can recommend replacement with a beautiful tooth restoration if needed.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
We may recommend tooth extraction in the following cases
- Irreparable breaks or fractures
- Extensive decay
- Untreatable tooth infection
- Loose teeth due to gum disease
- Problematic wisdom teeth
- Dental trauma
There are two types of extraction—simple and surgical. Our dentists perform all simple extractions and work with highly-respected specialists who perform surgical extractions, such as impacted wisdom tooth removal.
Is Tooth Extraction Right for You?
If you think your only option is to have a tooth extracted, we will be happy to talk to you about it. During your consultation, Dr. Unkel and Dr. Shibilski will perform a comprehensive oral health evaluation to determine the best treatment options for you.
Sometimes, we can save a tooth with root canal treatment or a crown. Other times, even though we could save a tooth, the treatment needed is extensive, and the patient may decide to have the tooth extracted instead.
We believe in honesty, transparency, and open communication regarding possible solutions that allow our patients to make confident, informed decisions about their oral health.
What to Expect with Tooth Extraction
Our empathetic dental team cares deeply about our patients’ comfort and well-being. They go above and beyond to provide exceptional patient care, and you can count on them for support and reassurance during your procedure.
First, our dentists administer a powerful local anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding area, so you don’t experience any pain. With decades of experience behind them, Drs. Unkel and Shibilski skillfully and efficiently remove the tooth.
We also offer comforting sedation dentistry at our Englewood, CO, dental office and can prescribe a calming medication to take the night before and morning of your procedure. The anxiety-reducing sedative will help you feel calm and comfortable throughout your appointment.
Follow Post-Extraction Instructions
After extraction, we will have you bite down firmly on a sterile gauze pad to control bleeding and provide after-care instructions that you should follow carefully. Our dentists want you to have a comfortable, speedy recovery and avoid a painful complication called dry socket.
Dry socket occurs when the protective clot forming on the extraction site comes loose, but following our instructions will minimize this risk. If you have any concerns or questions, we are always just a phone call away!
Schedule a Tooth Extraction Appointment
If you have a badly damaged or painful tooth, please call our Inverness dental office in Englewood, CO, to schedule an appointment. We offer same-day emergency dental care for patients in pain and will see you right away to determine whether extraction is the appropriate solution.