Teeth Extractions in
Sometimes, we may determine that getting one or more of your teeth extracted is the best way to restore your dental health. This may need to be done for a variety of reasons such as irreparable damage, advanced periodontal disease, breakage, poor positioning, tooth crowding, wisdom teeth, or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
Tooth extractions may not sound like an ideal procedure to undergo, but we make our best efforts to ensure that the procedure is performed in a way that’s comfortable and stress-free. Our office has modern amenities for maximum patient comfort. These include blankets and pillows, flat-screen TVs in patient rooms, massage chairs and warm, scented towels. We also offer options for oral anesthesia and laughing gas sedation to help eliminate pain and anxiety during the treatment.
Before performing an extraction, we will numb your tooth, and nearby gum and jawbone. You may feel some pressure but no pain as we gently dislodge the tooth out of its socket using dental instruments. Some teeth may need to be sectioned before removal. This is generally done when a tooth is very firmly anchored in its sockets or has a curved root.
Once the extraction is over, it is vital for a blood clot to form at the site to stop bleeding and for the natural healing process to begin. We will ask you to bite down on a piece of sterile gauze for about 30 minutes after the procedure is over. Once the clot has formed, it is important not to dislodge it, so we recommend not drinking through a straw, smoking or doing any vigorous activity for up to 24 hours after the procedure.
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Dr. Whaley is soft-spoken and always as gentle as possible. He is thorough and very honest and he does excellent work. His office staff is efficient and Tina is a great cheerleader for the patients. He is far more reasonable than other dentists in this area and has the most modern equipment I have ever seen in a dentist’s office.
This has been one of the best dental experiences I have ever had. Attention to detail. Caring, kind, professional staff. So glad I found them. Highly recommended.
I had a toothache and I called them last minute to be seen and they accommodated my schedule and took care of my pain! Dr. Whaley and Tina are so professional and friendly I no longer have to be scared to go to the dentist! Thank you so much to all of the staff at Ellenton family dental.
Patient comfort is a top priority for Dr. Whaley, and he wants every patient to walk away satisfied.
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