At The Smile Center our focus is on keeping your teeth healthy. With some cases of dental damage, though, the best course of action is tooth removal or tooth extraction.
If you do need a tooth removed, you know you are in good hands with veteran Murrells Inlet, SC and Georgetown, SC dentist Dr. John Miller. He will extract your tooth as quickly and as painlessly as possible, using the latest dental technology.
To find out if you need to have a tooth extracted, call The Smile Center today.
When Tooth Extraction Is Necessary
When do you need a tooth extraction? Some common reasons are:
- Decay is so severe your tooth can’t be saved with a filling or a root canal
- Your tooth is so badly broken we can’t use a dental crown to fix it
- We need to extract it for certain treatments such as dentures
Technology for Tooth Extraction
Our Murrells Inlet, SC dentist will numb your mouth with general anesthesia for your tooth extraction. A tool called The Wand® helps him locate the best site for administering the anesthesia as well as the optimal amount. You won’t experience residual numbness following your procedure, so you’ll get your usual mouth function back quickly!
We can also use dental sedation if you’d prefer to remain less aware during your extraction.
Tips for Post-Extraction Care
Our dentist will provide complete instructions for caring for your extraction site to reduce swelling and discomfort. Among them:
- Eat soft foods at first
- Take it easy for a day or so
- Avoid rubbing the area with your tongue
- Gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water a few times a day
For a worry-free tooth extraction, call The Smile Center at 843-492-5026 in Georgetown, SC or 843-491-5353 in Murrells Inlet, SC. You can also use our online form to make an appointment at either location.