We’ve all had a toothache at some point at some point or another. While you should always consult your Midlothian dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many Midlothian residents have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the only solution is for Dr. Hawkins to perform an extraction, or remove the tooth. Today, Dr. Hawkins at Hawkins Family Dentistry would like to talk about what you can expect from an extraction and why it’s not something to fear!
Pulling Teeth isn’t like “Pulling Teeth” Anymore
Just like root canals, tooth extractions have a pretty bad reputation. Many Midlothian folks may refer to something difficult by saying it was, “like pulling teeth.” However, Dr. Hawkins will be the first one to tell you that the technology and techniques of modern dentistry have made the process of extracting a tooth fairly simple and with minimal discomfort to the patients. As long as you take it easy after the procedure and follow the guidelines, you’ll be back to normal in a just a few days.
Reasons for an Extraction
Preserving your natural teeth is always a priority at Hawkins Family Dentistry, but in some cases an extraction is unavoidable. Here are some of the conditions in which an extraction might be necessary:
If you think you might need to have a tooth removed or would like to learn more about extractions, feel free to give Dr. Hawkins at Hawkins Family Dentistry a call today at (804) 897-9800.