When all else fails, a tooth extraction becomes a necessary option to remove a failing tooth, or to prepare for other dental procedures. During an extraction, the tooth and the surrounding tissue are first numbed with a local anesthetic. Dr. Israeli may also administer a sedative to calm any anxieties about the procedure. Sedatives may include: nitrous oxide (otherwise known as “laughing gas”), an oral sedative, or an intravenous sedative, administered via an injection.
The actual extraction procedure will vary by patient. Dr. Israeli may recommend extracting the tooth in small sections rather than in one piece to minimize the amount of bone that needs to be removed to get the tooth out.
Extractions don’t have to be something to be feared! Please call the office to inquire further about details.