Extraction and Preservation

While Dr. Natalie Nechvatal will focus on helping you maintain your teeth for a lifetime, sometimes certain teeth need to be removed.  Wisdom teeth, extra teeth, or very crowded teeth present situations that may mean emergency dentistry treatments involving removal.  In some cases, severely decayed or cracked teeth, or those missing large amounts of supporting bone leave extraction as the only viable option.

EXTRACTIONS

Despite your best efforts, teeth sometimes need to be removed to protect your health. When Dr. Natalie Nechvataland the team at Light Touch Dental Care has discussed all other possibilities and you have decided on extraction, they will take every step to help you. Your well-being always takes priority in any treatment decision. Some patients prefer sedation to help with oral surgery, and Light Touch Dental Care can include medicated options into your plan. Regardless, we take every measure to make even minor surgical procedures as comfortable as possible.

Teeth present varied levels of removal difficulty, but the emergency dental team at Light Touch Dental Care takes pride in helping every patient get numb with modern anesthetics to start every procedure. Once anesthesia settles in, careful steps are taken with instruments designed to elevate your tooth out of place. Specific instructions help you care for the area after your procedure, with prescriptions for any medications needed during the healing period.

While we consider the short-term management of your care, we should also discuss your long-term plans for replacing missing teeth. Leaving a space is always an option, but spaces in your smile can create appearance and functional challenges that are important to consider. Teeth slowly shift or migrate into open spaces, and minimizing the instability of an unbalanced bite can save a number of complications later in life.

Although our primary goal is to help your teeth stay healthy and functional, we can guide you through an extraction when needed. Fortunately, your mouth can be restored back to health after tooth removal. Since teeth help nourish our bodies and support our confidence, we will help you find a game plan that fits your short and long-term goals.

ROOT CANALS

Toothaches provide a vivid reminder that teeth are not just inert pieces of hard tissue floating in the gums. Instead, they are intricately formed parts with layers of hard substances overlaying a delicate core. Coursing through the tooth’s center, this vital bundle of nerves and blood vessels provides nutrients and sensation to each tooth. As long as the tooth stays healthy, you are rarely aware of the systems at work.

However, pain rapidly changes your awareness in any part of the body. Tooth pain can be especially alarming, and it is meant to warn you that something is not right. Pain tells us that the bundle of nerves and vessels inside your tooth is irritated, damaged, or under attack.

A deep cavity can give bacteria access to the inner nerve bundle. A crack extending into the same region can create stress that will need additional care to relieve. In some cases, a significant infection may develop in your jaw without any symptoms at all. If Dr. Natalie Nechvatal determines that the nerve will not recover or infection is present, then root canal treatment may be suggested.

Modern anesthetics provide powerful numbing for gentle removal of the inflamed nerve inside the tooth. The nerve canal undergoes disinfection and careful shaping, and a sealer fills the internal space. A filling or crown over the tooth helps return the tooth to its original condition.

As an emergency dentist in the Toledo area, Dr. Natalie Nechvatal will always consider your comfort regardless of the type of care you are receiving.  She will discuss your unique situation specifically to determine the best way to help you receive the treatment you need.  Be sure to visit http://www.lighttouchdentalcare.com/  to discover the best option for you.