Tooth Extraction Clarkston MI

Are your wisdom teeth emerging? Do you have overcrowded teeth that make it difficult to care for your smile? Dental extractions are one of the best general dental options for patients with overcrowded, infected, or impacted teeth.

We recommend extractions if patients have severe problems because of infection within a tooth, impacted wisdom teeth, or crooked and overcrowded teeth. Dr. Michael Sesi offers tooth extraction treatment at Clarkston Dental Care in Clarkston, MI.

Tooth Extraction in Clarkston, Michigan

Types of Tooth Extractions in Clarkston, MI

Tooth extractions can be simple or complex. Simple tooth extractions remove teeth above the gum line. We usually use a local anesthetic to numb the treated area before we remove teeth.

Typically, simple extractions take minutes. We use nitrous oxide and anesthesia for complex extractions, which remove teeth that are at or below the gum line. Because complex extractions can sometimes take hours, we require nitrous oxide, a type of dental sedation. Nitrous oxide relaxes patients, and many will not even remember their procedures under sedation. 

After your extraction, keep the gauze in the socket. You can replace the gauze every couple of hours until the bleeding stops. We will also provide you with pain medication as needed for a smooth recovery. 

Our team will recommend dental implants if we remove teeth due to a severe dental infection. Dental implants are restorations that we use to secure one or more missing teeth. Patients can receive a single crown, dental bridge, or even dentures for their missing or extracted teeth.

Why Do You Need to Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth. Typically, wisdom teeth emerge when patients are in their late teens or early twenties. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause many problems for patients. Most of the time, wisdom teeth do not have enough room in the mouth to emerge properly.

When these teeth emerge behind the back molars, they can dig into teeth and cause overcrowding. Additionally, wisdom teeth can grow at odd angles, even perpendicular to your teeth. Removing wisdom teeth prevents these problems and keeps the teeth and gums healthy.

Schedule a Dental Appointment

Do you need to remove your wisdom teeth? Contact our office at 248-985-2906 or request a consultation with our team online.