Having a tooth pulled doesn’t necessarily sound like a fun way to spend your day, but it’s really a very simple and quick procedure. We’re even able to perform the extraction while you’re awake. But don’t worry; a local anesthetic will help to ease any potential pain.
PROCESS OF A TOOTH EXTRACTION
When you come in for your extraction, Dr. Nora Balota will make sure the area is thoroughly numbed with a local anesthetic. The area to be numbed will include the tooth itself, the jawbone, and any surrounding soft tissues, such as the gums.
In order to loosen the tooth enough for extraction, Dr. Balota may need to rock the tooth back and forth. You will likely feel some pressure during this time, but you won’t feel pain. Once the tooth is loosened, it is easily extracted.
Before we ever extract a tooth, we here at Balota Family Dentistry have quite a bit of information to gather first. For example, we take your X-ray to see if there are any potential problems with the tooth’s roots, position, or shape, any of which can cause problems during the extraction. If a tooth is buried too deep into the bone, a more surgical approach may be necessary. This means that the gums may be cut away and the bone removed with a surgical drill in order to access the tooth.
However, we want you to rest assured that you’re in good hands. Once we have your dental X-ray and know what potential problems if any, exist we’ll know exactly how to tackle them.
To make an appointment with Dr. Balota, please contact Balota Family Dentistry, located in Colorado Springs, CO. We serve the communities of Colorado Springs, Northwest Colorado Springs, West Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, and surrounding areas. Our local dentist is the best dentist for all your general dental needs in Colorado Springs, CO.