Extractions in Pasadena, MD
If you need a tooth pulled in Pasadena, MD, our compassionate and gentle dentist is the best person for the job. We specialize in anxious patients and find that many people—even those who do not suffer from dental anxiety—are nervous when it comes to extractions.
Our dentist makes sure the area is thoroughly numb before gently extracting your tooth. We also offer neck pillows, warm towels, and cozy blankets upon request. If you’re feeling particularly anxious, we offer nitrous oxide—a safe gas delivered through a nasal mask. This gas, which is sometimes called laughing gas, produces feelings of relaxation and ease. When we remove the mask, the nitrous oxide wears off immediately, so you can drive yourself home. This gas is safe for children and adults!
Reasons You May Need a Tooth Pulled in Pasadena, MD
There are several reasons you may need a dental extraction or extractions, and Dr. Judy Yu always considers the options and outcome before deciding to remove your tooth.
Decay or Trauma
If a tooth suffers from severe damage or trauma, a dental extraction may be the best option for you. Considerations include saving your existing teeth, easing your pain, and eliminating infection. Sometimes having a tooth pulled in Pasadena, MD is simply the best and safest option for your oral health.
Wisdom teeth come in last—at the back of your mouth—and often infringe on your adult teeth. This situation can be painful and problematic. Wisdom tooth removal does not impact your bite or the appearance of your smile. Problematic wisdom teeth may even interfere with your smile comfort.
Before considering clear braces in Pasadena, MD, your dentist may recommend an extraction or two—this is crucial if your jaw is small and overcrowded. Following braces therapy, you will not have a smile gap as a result of this type of extraction. On the contrary, you will have a seamless smile without overlapping and twisted teeth!
Full dentures require full tooth loss. If you’re considering dentures, an extraction (or extractions) may be necessary.
In some cases, we refer complicated or impacted extractions to one of our trusted oral surgery specialists.
Tooth Replacement in Pasadena, MD
When our dentist extracts a tooth due to trauma or decay, she generally recommends tooth replacement to keep your smile healthy.
When teeth are missing, existing teeth shift. This movement leads to an uneven bite and enamel wear. Without replacement, you may face cavities and additional tooth loss.
Our tooth replacement options include:
- Partial dentures
- Crowns and bridges
- Dental implants
Your dentist in Pasadena, MD will go over your options to help you make the best choice for your smile.
Contact Our Dental Team if You Need a Tooth Pulled in Pasadena, MD
Our gentle dentist and compassionate team are here to help you when you need us most. Contact our dental team today if you’re considering tooth extractions.