You should never ignore tooth pain; it is not like a headache or cramp that comes and goes without any consequences. Toothaches are always a sign of deep underlying dental issues that need immediate attention.
Pain can be a red flag for tooth decay, cavities, infections, gum disease, injury, and other scenarios. Often, a root canal procedure or dental extraction is necessary to relieve the pain.
At Royal Lakes Family Dental, we do everything we can to save your tooth. Unfortunately, despite all our efforts, there are situations where the severity of infection or decay is too severe, and nearby teeth are compromised. In these cases, Dr. Reginald Booker may recommend a dental extraction in Flowery Branch, GA, to protect your smile.
Why Do I Need a Dental Extraction?
Tooth extractions are typically the very last resort when we've exhausted all other options; we always work hard to keep your natural teeth intact whenever possible. Times that tooth extractions become necessary include:
- A severely infected tooth that cannot be rescued by a root canal
- A cavity that is too large to be protected by a filling or a dental crown
- Gum disease that has advanced to the point that the tooth is loose
- Wisdom teeth that are late to the party and have no space for their entry
- Orthodontic treatment that requires one or more teeth to be removed
Dental extractions in Flowery Branch, GA are painless and straightforward. Dr. Booker will administer a local anesthetic to numb, so no pain or discomfort is felt throughout the procedure. Are you nervous or anxious about the dental procedure? Let us know; we will work with you to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed.
Is Dental Extraction Necessary?
If you need a tooth extraction at our Flowery Branch, GA dental office, Dr. Booker is here to answer any questions, explain the procedure, and address any concerns. We can also start going over your tooth replacements options like dental bridges, partial and complete dentures, and dental implants.
Please call our dental office today and speak to our friendly dental staff so we can make an appointment.