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Ease Pain and Restore Your Oral Health with Gentle Dental Extractions

No one wants to lose their tooth, but sometimes your beloved tooth must go to preserve your oral health. For instance, if you have impacted wisdom teeth or teeth damaged beyond restoration, Dr. Kevin Pulsipher will recommend extraction to maintain optimal dental health. Where dental extraction is necessary, you have nothing to worry about. Tooth extractions are one of the most common procedures at Mint Dental. Our dental team performs gentle dental extractions in a soothing environment to keep you at ease as we work on you. 

Why you may need a tooth extraction

Tooth removal is the last thing you want to hear from your dentist, but sometimes it’s the best option if your tooth can’t be restored with dental prosthetics or root canals. There are several reasons why we may recommend a tooth extraction. Some include:

  • Impacted or poorly positioned wisdom teeth
  • Severely damaged or decayed teeth
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Crowded teeth

Dental extraction saves the adjacent teeth from the same fate because the procedure stops the infection from spreading to the nearby tissues. Removing your troublesome tooth gives the rest of the mouth a chance for better oral health. 

What to expect during dental extraction

Dr. Pulsipher will examine your tooth and the surrounding tissues using dental x-rays to determine the extent of the damage. If extraction is necessary, the first step is to make you comfortable by administering anesthesia to minimize pain during treatment. If you experience dental fear, please do not hesitate to discuss sedation dentistry with our dental team.

Your dental extraction procedure depends on the complexity of your case. Teeth that have broken above the gum line require a simple extraction. This procedure involves pulling your tooth from its socket using forceps and an elevator. 

You’ll need surgical extraction if your tooth is impacted or broken at the gum line level. During this procedure, your dentist incises your gums and makes a small opening on the jawbone to access the trapped tooth. Then, we break the tooth into pieces for easier removal. After removing all the fragments, we clean and suture the wound to kick-start healing.

Before you leave, we’ll give you postoperative instructions to minimize discomfort and hasten healing. We’ll also discuss teeth replacement options to fill the gap left.

Tooth removal services near me

Have you been told you need a dental extraction in Meridian, ID? Please dial (208) 900-4669 to talk to Mint Dental for gentle dental extractions. Our treatment will help reduce tooth pain and restore your oral health.

Dr. Kevin Pulsipher, Mint Dental

Dr. Kevin Pulsipher | Mint Dental

Dr. Kevin Pulsipher, is a highly skilled and dedicated dentist with a profound passion for dentistry. He holds a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Midwestern University, a testament to his rigorous academic training and comprehensive understanding of dental care. Dr. Pulsipher's dedication to continuing education allows him to stay at the forefront of dental technology, techniques, and tools, ensuring he can deliver superior care to each patient he serves.

Having served as a dentist in the U.S. Army for four years, Dr. Pulsipher gained invaluable experience and is now committed to serving his community in the Treasure Valley region with a genuine desire to make a positive difference in the lives of his patients. He guarantees that patients feel comfortable and well cared for throughout their dental experience.

With his comprehensive expertise, authoritative stance in the dental community, and unwavering commitment to providing trustworthy and compassionate care, Dr. Pulsipher continues to positively impact the lives of his patients and the community he serves.

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