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Tooth Extractions – Annapolis, MD

Creating a Healthier Foundation For Your Smile

computer illustration of a damaged tooth being removed

We understand that there’s no substitution quite like your natural pearly whites, which is why we never suggest tooth extractions unless it’s absolutely necessary to keep your remaining teeth healthy. In certain cases, the only way that we can prevent your smile from sustaining additional damage is to remove teeth that are severely damaged, impacted, or increasing your risk of infection. After a thorough examination of your mouth and inspecting X-rays, Dr. Lisco, our endodontic specialist, will determine what treatment will provide you with the best long-term results. If you have a severe toothache or any type of dental discomfort, don’t hesitate to contact our office so we can schedule a same-day emergency appointment to address the underlying issue. 

Why Choose Neil W Vanik DDS PA For Tooth Extractions?

  • Experienced Endodontic Specialist
  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments
  • Advanced Dental Technology

Signs That You May Need an Extraction

person holding their mouth in pain while drinking a cup of coffee

Depending on the severity that your oral health problem has developed to, you may experience different symptoms that could signal your need for a tooth extraction. Some of these include:

  • A severe toothache caused by an infection hidden beneath your enamel.
  • Your tooth is visibly decayed and a filling can’t repair it.
  • A root canal and antibiotics won’t cure your infection.
  • Your teeth are crowded and you need to have them removed in order to successfully undergo orthodontic treatment.
  • Your wisdom teeth are impacted and there isn’t enough room in your jawbone to house them.
  • Your teeth are loose as a result of gum disease.

The best way to learn whether you require a tooth extraction is to contact our office and schedule an emergency appointment so we can ease your pain and diagnose the underlying issue. After this, we’ll be able to develop a treatment plan to restore your oral health.

Types of Extractions

extracted teeth sitting on a piece of gauze

After our examination, we’ll be able to determine which type of tooth extraction will best fit your unique needs.

Wisdom Tooth

Not everybody has wisdom teeth, but patients who do often need to have them removed in order to prevent additional oral health problems from arising. If your third molars are lodged beneath your gums or don’t have enough room to grow into your mouth without causing your other teeth to shift, then we’ll likely recommend having them extracted.

Multiple Teeth

Due to factors such as genetics, severe decay, and dental trauma, some patients may need multiple teeth removed. In this case, we’ll walk you through the procedure and any restorative solutions we offer that fit your needs and will help you regain the function and appearance of your grin.

Aftercare Instructions

Before you leave our office after your procedure, we’ll provide you with some aftercare instructions so you can make a fast and complication-free recovery. We often recommend that patients follow some of the following care tips:

  • Take a couple of days to rest, if possible.
  • Maintain a soft diet and avoid chewing on your extraction site.
  • Use a cold compress to minimize swelling.
  • Avoid drinking from a straw.
  • Maintain your regular dental hygiene routine.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact our office.