At Bagley Family Dental, our goal is to help you keep your smile healthy, and sometimes this means that a tooth extraction is necessary to improve your dental health.
If one of your teeth has become severely infected or compromised, the best solution might be to remove it. Dr. Bagley recommends tooth extractions only as a last resort. He performs most extractions procedures right here in our Greeley, CO dental office, so you’ll work with the team you trust.
Why Your Wisdom Teeth Might Need to Be Removed
Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars. They tend to arrive around the ages of 18 – 25 years old. They come in at the back of your mouth behind your second molars and there is often not enough room for them in your mouth. If this is the case, they may begin to crowd your other teeth and could cause shifting or your teeth to overlap.
Some wisdom teeth remain underneath the gumline (impacted) or only partially erupted in the mouth, which could result in an infection. Infected wisdom teeth can cause quite a bit of dental pain. If you are experiencing wisdom tooth pain, the solution is to have your wisdom teeth extracted.
Due to their location at the back of your mouth, it is often hard to keep wisdom teeth clean. If you can’t reach them to brush and floss properly, you may be at risk for developing tooth decay, cavities, or even gum disease. If there is not enough space for your wisdom teeth or if you are not able to properly clean them, the best solution might be to have wisdom teeth extractions in Greeley performed.
Dr. Bagley performs wisdom teeth extractions at our Greeley dental office. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) can be used to relieve any anxiety that you might have related to the procedure. If you feel like you need to be put to sleep with intravenous sedation or IV sedation, then Dr. Bagley can refer you to the best oral surgeons in Greeley to have your wisdom teeth removal performed under IV sedation.
Keeping You Comfortable During a Tooth Extraction in Greeley
Your comfort is our top priority and a tooth extraction procedure is no exception. Dr. Bagley is gentle and highly skilled at performing tooth extractions. At our dental office, extractions are a very smooth, efficient, and painless procedure.
We also offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for patients who need additional assistance feeling relaxed during their tooth extraction. Even without nitrous oxide, you shouldn't expect to feel any pain during your tooth extraction.
Your Greeley dental team is here to support you before, during, and after your tooth extraction. We will send you home with detailed post-operative instructions to help make your recovery process comfortable and pain-free. When you have questions or concerns, Dr. Bagley makes sure that he is accessible so that you can easily contact him to address any problems that may arise.
Why Tooth Replacement Is Important
It is a good idea to consider replacing an extracted tooth as soon as possible unless it is a wisdom tooth or a tooth extracted for orthodontic treatment.
Tooth loss affects the health of your jawbone, which will begin to dissolve without a tooth root to support it. This loss of bone can eliminate support for neighboring teeth and often results in more tooth loss. Surrounding teeth may also shift without a replacement tooth, causing bite misalignment – including functional and cosmetic concerns – in addition to other problems.
Dr. Bagley is happy to discuss your options for tooth replacement with you before your tooth extraction. If you’re considering a dental implant to replace your tooth, he can also perform a bone grafting procedure called “socket preservation” to ensure sufficient quality bone is present for a future dental implant. This procedure can help you avoid the need for much more expensive bone grafting in the future that often requires a much more complex and invasive procedure.
Contact Bagley Family Dental today for more information about tooth extractions and how we can help you protect your smile.