Shipp Family Dentistry

When Dental Extractions Are the Best Option

At Shipp Family Dentistry, we believe in doing everything possible to save your teeth, but there are times when dental extractions are the best option.

The team in our Columbus, MS dental office knows that no one likes to think about dental extractions, but sometimes there are benefits that you may not have considered or outcomes that make perfect sense.

3 Good Reasons for Dental Extractions

Dental extractions in Columbus, MS are recommended when we are certain that you’ll benefit by going this route.

Good reasons for dental extractions include:

1. Wisdom teeth extractions—these bothersome teeth have no purpose and can actually encroach on needed teeth. And often they don’t erupt completely and leave you vulnerable to gum infections.

2. Orthodontics—if you need orthodontic work to straighten your teeth, sometimes an extraction can help, especially if your jaw is overcrowded. No one will know you’ve had an extraction, however, because orthodontic work closes the gap.

3. Severe decay—when a tooth is severely decayed it endangers your other teeth. Decay can be so extensive that a dental crown will not be sufficient. In this case, a dental extraction in our Columbus, MS dental office is the best option. Our dentist may recommend a dental implant following your extraction.

The Dental Extraction Process

At Shipp Family Dentistry, we always make sure you’re relaxed and comfortable before we do dental work. This includes dental extractions.

The area will be thoroughly numb, and our compassionate dentist will make sure you’re at ease.

Following your dental extraction, our team will provide aftercare instructions to keep you comfortable at home, too.

A dental extraction is a quick process and the recovery time is, usually, only a few hours or a few days.

Contact Our Dental Office

If you have questions or think you may need a dental extraction, get in touch with our team at Shipp Family Dentistry today.