Don’t fear teeth extraction in Gambrills, MD: Soothing techniques & medications ensure comfort and ease nerves
Dr. Vickii Bingham-Lester practices conservative dentistry. That means that she recommends options that preserve maximal natural tooth structure whenever possible. In some situations, however, the disadvantages of holding on to irreparably damaged teeth far outweigh the benefits from both a cosmetic and oral health perspective. In Gambrills MD, teeth extraction at the office of Bingham-Lester Dentistry is nothing to fear. Dr. Bingham-Lester’s approach is gentle, using a soothing touch. Localized anesthetic resolves pain quickly and assures comfort throughout the procedure, and sedation options are available to help you relax.
As with other types of dental procedures, treatment with extraction varies from patient to patient. Extractions are generally characterized as either “standard” or “surgical.” The type of extraction that is required to restore your oral health depends on what Dr. Bingham-Lester finds when she examines your mouth. Your decayed, broken, fractured, or impacted tooth may be removed in one of these two ways:
- Standard – Also known as a “simple” extraction, this approach doesn’t involve the use of surgical techniques or incisions. Dr. Bingham-Lester uses a gentle hand and a precise angle and technique to easily loosen and remove the tooth. This technique may be appropriate for teeth that are visible and intact above the gumline.
- Surgical – Some teeth are too fragile to be removed intact with standard extraction methods. Or, teeth may be so badly decayed and broken that little structure remains above the gumline, or a tooth may have never grown in above the gums to begin with (called an “impacted” tooth). In these and other cases, the tooth may need to be accessed with surgical tools. Once tissue is removed, the tooth is exposed for ease of removal. Sutures aid in healing.
At Bingham-Lester Dentistry, the extraction is just the first step toward a healthy mouth. Dr. Bingham-Lester and her team also provide you with thorough home-care instructions to aid in a speedy recovery and avoid complications. We’ll also discuss options for tooth replacement with you. As a trained and experienced implantologist, Dr. Bingham-Lester handles every step of the implant process in-house. Ask about your options for tooth replacement, including single implants, implant-supported crowns and dentures, and transitional and immediate dentures, which help you retain a youthful appearance and healthy, comfortable, and functional smile. Call 410-885-6522 to schedule your appointment at the Bingham-Lester Dentistry office in Gambrills, MD.