Tooth replacement process in Ware Shoals SC
There is no shortage of options when it comes to tooth replacement. From implants to dentures to bridges, patients have a lot to consider. However, sometimes before a tooth can be replaced, the original tooth must be extracted.
If you have a tooth that is decayed from a cavity that went untreated or one that is so badly cracked or broken that it can’t be fixed, your dentist may suggest that you have the tooth extracted so that a restoration can provide the proper support and function to your mouth. While most patients in Ware Shoals, SC, would prefer to keep their natural teeth and avoid the extraction, it is best to have a full set of teeth that allow you to eat the foods you enjoy, speak clearly, provide support to your other teeth, and, most importantly, don’t cause you pain.
If you do need to have a tooth extracted, know that you’re in good hands with Dr. Christopher Griffin. Dr. Griffin is skilled and experienced in the area of tooth extraction and he will ensure that you are comfortable during the procedure. Depending on the level of complexity, you will be given local anesthesia, and possibly, light sedation to make sure that you are at ease. Dr. Griffin has experience with all types of tooth extraction from simply pulling the tooth to complex tooth removal which includes severely broken down teeth as well as impacted wisdom teeth.
Once the decayed or damaged tooth has been removed, you can move onto deciding which tooth replacement option is best for you. If you will be following the tooth extraction with an implant, Dr. Griffin will perform any prep work needed so that the implant can be placed easily. Regardless of which option you choose, know that Dr. Griffin and his team of professionals are committed to having you back on your feet with a healthy and happy smile.
Dr. Griffin has twenty years of experience in the field of dentistry. He is committed to continuing education to stay up-to-date on the latest technology and procedures in the ever-changing field of dentistry. He and his staff work closely together to care for every patient who walks through their door. If you have tooth pain or suspect that you may need to have a tooth removed, don’t put off the call. Dr. Griffin will ensure that you’re comfortable, informed, and pain-free.