The team at Yelena Popkova, DDS knows how important it is to provide gentle, compassionate dental care to every one of our patients, and that includes dental extractions. Many patients fear visiting a dentist when they need a tooth extraction, not knowing the procedure can be when performed using sedation dentistry.
Dr. Yelena Popkova is committed to helping patients retain their natural teeth for a lifetime; however, there are times when dental extraction is necessary. And when times like that arise in your dental health, our dentist in Merrimack, NH is also committed to performing gentle dental extractions near you. If you’re interested in learning about sedation dentistry in conjunction with extractions or any of the general, cosmetic, and restorative services we provide, please call our office to speak to a member of our dental care team.
Although the thought of having a tooth removed may seem complicated, there are, in fact, only two types of dental extractions used in modern dentistry: simple tooth extraction and surgical tooth extraction.
Simple tooth extraction is performed on teeth that have become decayed or damaged beyond the point that they can be repaired with a dental crown or other restorative dentistry forms. Dr. Yelena Popkova will numb the area around the tooth that will be extracted, so the only sensation you’ll feel will be slight pressure. The procedure can be completed in one appointment, and you’ll receive complete aftercare instructions from Yelena Popkova, DDS before leaving our office.
Surgical tooth extraction is typically reserved for the removal of wisdom teeth. Of course, it is a more complex procedure that requires cutting into your gums to remove a tooth. As such, the recovery period is more extended than that of a simple tooth extraction, but aftercare instructions will be provided to ensure that recovery is achieved with minimal discomfort.
If you have a tooth that you think may need to be extracted but want to ensure that it’s not pulled prematurely, please make an appointment today with our dentist near you for a consultation and treatment plan.