If you have a tooth that is decayed or damaged and cannot be repaired, an emergency tooth extraction may be necessary. This is particularly true if your tooth is causing a great deal of pain and discomfort.
Some of the most common reasons an emergency tooth extractions are performed include gum disease, severe tooth decay, jaw trauma, cracks or fractures in the roots, impacted wisdom teeth, a broken tooth, or crowded teeth.
Dr. Brian Levitin of Mile High Smiles specializes in emergency tooth extractions in the Denver area. He encourages you to visit our office to determine whether you need this procedure if you show any of these symptoms:
• Extreme sensitivity
• Gum pain
• Tooth pain
• Tooth discoloration or darkening
• A bad taste that won’t disappear
• White fluid in the mouth
What to Expect From an Emergency Tooth Extraction
The location of your tooth as well as how severe the damage is will determine how an emergency tooth extraction is performed. In most cases, however, this is what occurs:
• A local anesthetic is injected into the area surrounding your teeth.
• Dr. Levitin will widen your tooth socket and rock your tooth until it becomes loose enough to pull out.
Fortunately, most patients experience minimal discomfort and completely heal within one week. If you face any severe pain, it’s important to let Dr. Levitin know right away.
Contact Mile High Smiles Today
If you believe you are in need of an emergency tooth extraction in Denver, call our office immediately at 303-232-1830.