At Wisconsin Dental Wellness, Dr. Lau uses the latest tools and techniques to gently remove damaged teeth. We will always try to save infected teeth with a root canal, but if extraction is necessary, you will be comfortable throughout the treatment and we offer replacement options to restore your smile afterward. We also offer sedation dentistry to patients who are nervous about the procedure or have dental anxiety.
If a tooth has been damaged due to oral trauma, advanced tooth decay, or periodontal disease, it may need to be removed to eliminate pain and discomfort. Teeth may also need to be removed to prepare for certain dental procedures, such as the placement of a dental implant or full arch dentures. The most common reason for tooth extraction is problematic wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth typically grow in during the late teens and early twenties. By this time, most people do not have room left in their mouth for additional teeth, which can cause a range of dental issues. Wisdom teeth can cause oral infections, pain and discomfort, and overcrowding. Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but if you think you may be experiencing issues with your wisdom teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lau today.
It typically only takes Dr. Lau about five minutes to extract a tooth. To begin the process, the area is cleaned and numbed. Then, Dr. Lau will use a special tool called an “elevator” to loosen the tooth by the root, and prepare it for extraction. Once the tooth is loose, Dr. Lau will gently pull it out, then clean and disinfect the area. To finish the treatment, the empty space will be sutured shut, allowing it to heal properly.
If you think that you may need one or more of your teeth extracted due to oral health issues, wisdom tooth eruption, or an oral injury, call the team at Wisconsin Dental Wellness at 608-912-0323, or come to our office at 821 S Main Street, Deforest, WI 53532.