Helping you preserve your beautiful smile is our mission at Royal Oak Family Dental. We can save teeth that have been damaged or infected with specialized treatments like root canal therapy, dental crowns and fillings. However, some teeth are beyond repair or pose a risk to your oral health. When it is necessary, we perform gentle tooth extractions at our office in Oklahoma City.
A tooth extraction may sound painful, but our gentle dentistry techniques make it as quick and as comfortable as possible. We offer a relaxing, soothing environment for our patients, with cozy blankets and neck pillows for comfort while we perform our dental treatments. We also offer sedation options for those that have anxiety about having a tooth removed. We want the experience to be as stress-free as possible while caring for your oral health.
Gentle Tooth Removal
Most teeth can be removed in just a few minutes. Front or anterior teeth are the simplest, with incisors and canines only having one root to dislodge. Molars can have 2-4 roots, making them slightly more difficult. Dr. Flesher is experienced in removing all types of teeth with little force and stress on the mouth. Once the tooth is removed, the area is sterilized and packed to allow it to heal.
After a tooth extraction, you will be given special instructions on how to care for your gums to allow them to heal. Medications can be used to dull any discomfort, and rest is recommended to give your body a chance to recover. The swelling and discomfort usually dissipate within two days, and the site can heal in 1-2 weeks.
When you require a tooth extraction, contact Royal Oak Family Dental. We will make the experience as comfortable as possible during the procedure. If you prefer sedation, let us know during your exam, and we will go over the options we have available.