Tooth Extraction in Palatine
We are in the business of preserving teeth, and we offer treatments to help keep them healthy and intact for as long as possible. So, extracting a tooth is never a decision we take lightly, but sometimes Dr. Michael Unti will recommend tooth extraction as the healthiest and safest approach for protecting your oral health.
At Palatine Complete Dental, we appreciate that there’s an emotional component to losing a tooth you thought you’d have for the rest of your life, not to mention the anxiety you may feel. But our compassionate and caring dental team is here to support you before, during, and after your tooth extraction with empathy and understanding.
Reasons We Recommend Tooth Extraction
There are several cases where Dr. Unti might recommend tooth extraction at our Palatine dental office:
- Severe tooth decay that we cannot repair with a filling or crown
- Dental abscess or infection that we can’t treat with a root canal
- Dental trauma, where a tooth has broken beneath the gum line
- Advanced gum disease has threatened the stability of a tooth
- A wisdom tooth that is crowding surrounding healthy teeth
- A wisdom tooth that is impacted or “stuck” in the gums
- In preparation for placement of orthodontics or dentures
To determine if you need a tooth extraction, Dr. Unti will take digital x-rays to diagnose the problem. He shares the digital images with you so that you can understand what is going on with the tooth, why he recommends removing it, and how it will benefit your oral health in the long term.
Your Comfort and Well-Being Matter to Us
Dr. Unti has been practicing dentistry for over 30, and every day, he helps our patients get the stress-free, comfortable care they need. We are committed to ensuring your comfort and are here for you every step of the way.
We also offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation for your comfort and will pamper you with amenities like neck pillows, blankets. Whatever you need to improve your experience, let us know, and we’ll do our best to provide it for you.
What to Expect after Tooth Extraction
Before we send you home, we will provide post-extraction guidelines. It’s crucial to follow these instructions precisely to ensure that you have the fastest, most successful recovery. Taking the right steps can help you avoid a very painful condition called dry socket that can occur if you don’t protect the extraction site properly.
It is also best for your confidence and your oral health if you replace the lost tooth as soon as possible. Dr. Unti will be happy to discuss all your tooth replacement options, including dental bridges, full and partial dentures, dental implants, and implant dentures.
Ask Us about Bone Grafting
Bone grafting is a procedure that we can perform after extraction to preserve the tooth socket and keep bone shrinkage to a minimum. This allows more bone to remain for placing implants, or making a more cleansable fixed bridge, or even making more bone support for a denture. If you would like more information about bone grafting available at our Palatine dental office, please let us know
Do You Think You Need a Tooth Extraction?
If you’re experiencing a problem and think you need to have a tooth extraction in Palatine, please call us to schedule an appointment.