Need a Tooth Extraction? Don’t Be Afraid!

Request Appointment

Need a Tooth Extraction? Don’t Be Afraid!

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!

Pulling Teeth isn’t like “Pulling Teeth” Anymore

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.

Reasons for an Extraction

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:

  • Infection: If one of your teeth has an infection that extends to the pulp and could not be cleared up with a root canal and antibiotics, removing the tooth might be the only way to keep the infection from spreading. An extraction may also be required if the threat of a serious infection cannot be otherwise dealt with.
  • Gum Disease: Infections stemming from gum disease weaken the support structures for teeth. Advanced gum disease can cause teeth to become so loose that extraction is the only safe option.
  • Crowding: sometimes the arrangement of teeth does not perfectly fit the size or shape of the mouth. Severe cases, such as a tooth’s inability to erupt due to crowding, may require extraction. Pulling a tooth might also be necessary to prepare for an orthodontic appliance.
    If you think you might need to have a tooth removed or would like to learn more about extractions, feel free to give Dr. Scott at Springhill Dental Health Center a call today at (251) 265-7808.

Sources

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/pulling-a-tooth-tooth-extraction

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dry-socket-symptoms-and-treatment

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tooth-extraction

What our Patients say about us

Testimonials

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.

Bette D.
Read More

Meet Dr. Byron C. Scott

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.

Learn More About Dr. Scott

Springhill Dental Health Center

Office Information

4620 Springhill Avenue
Mobile, AL 36608
Tuesday to Thursday:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Social Media

Read Our Reviews

for any dental needs

Office Information

  • Hidden
    DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • Hidden
    DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Copyright © -
crossmenu Skip to content