We’ve all had a toothache at some point at some point or another. While you should always consult your Spring dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many Spring residents have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the only solution is for Dr. Scott to perform an extraction, or remove the tooth. Today, Dr. Scott at Springhill Dental Health Center would like to talk about what you can expect from an extraction and why it’s not something to fear!
Just like root canals, tooth extractions have a pretty bad reputation. Many Spring folks may refer to something difficult by saying it was, “like pulling teeth.” However, Dr. Scott will be the first one to tell you that the technology and techniques of modern dentistry have made the process of extracting a tooth fairly simple and with minimal discomfort to the patients. As long as you take it easy after the procedure and follow the guidelines, you’ll be back to normal in a just a few days.
Preserving your natural teeth is always a priority at Springhill Dental Health Center, but in some cases an extraction is unavoidable. Here are some of the conditions in which an extraction might be necessary:
My visit was incredible. I had my “All on Four” appliances cleaned, and it was a painless and thorough experience. Dr. Scott and all his staff are very friendly. During the cleaning, Mary was gentle and let me know everything she was doing and how it would feel. She gave me tips on how to clean my implants/appliances better and gave me a small brush to do the underside more effectively. Dr. Scott and Mary suggest cleanings take place every 3 months so I will be back in December.
Dr. Byron Scott is a highly-trained and accomplished dentist. He attended The University of Alabama School of Dentistry and subsequently completed numerous Advanced Studies and Trainings. Dr. Scott is Board-Certified by The Academy of General Dentistry and has earned Mastership status (MAGD), an honor shared by only 1% of dentists. He has numerous memberships and associations, including Diplomate status with The American Board of Oral Implantology (D-ABOI) and The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (D-ICOI). Overall, Dr. Scott has dedicated his life and career to helping patients improve their oral health through expert dentistry. His goal is to help each patient keep their smile healthy, attractive, and comfortable for the duration of their lifetime.