Do you have impacted wisdom teeth? Are your teeth overcrowded? Dr. Denise Halliburton provides tooth extraction treatment to patients in her Ellicott City, MD dental office. Dr. Halliburton will recommend tooth extraction as a treatment of last resort or necessity for your long-term dental health and wellness.
Many patients think that tooth extractions are painful, but we ensure that all of our patients are comfortable during the procedure. Tooth extractions actually remove pain caused by severe infections or impactions. As a general dental solution, dental extractions prevent further pain and oral health problems.
Tooth Extraction Treatment
Tooth extractions can be simple or complex. Simple tooth extractions remove teeth seen above the gumline. These types of extractions often only require an anesthetic. Complex tooth extractions remove teeth that are at or below the gumline. To extract teeth that are not fully emerged, we make an incision in the gums to remove the teeth.
For extraction treatment, we first administer local anesthesia to numb the mouth. Once we remove the tooth or teeth, we cover the socket with gauze. If needed, we may place a few stitches into the socket. If we are removing an infected tooth or teeth, we can provide dental implants or implant restorations.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow behind the molars in the back of the mouth. They typically grow when patients are in their late teens to early 20s. Many patients do not find any problems when their wisdom teeth emerge. However, wisdom teeth can become impacted if they do not have enough room to fully erupt. Impacted wisdom teeth can damage adjacent teeth once they emerge. We will take x-rays at routine appointments to keep track of the growth of wisdom teeth.
Request a Dental Consultation
Contact Dr. Halliburton for comfortable treatment at 443.232.0656. You may also schedule a dental appointment on our website. Dr. Halliburton sees patients from Ellicott City, Elkridge, Columbia, and other areas in Howard County, Maryland. Please let Dr. Halliburton know if you require accommodations or have any further questions about dental extraction treatment. They will be glad to help you.