Sick of dealing with your dental health issues all by yourself? Mission Dental provides comprehensive dentistry that focuses entirely on you and the best possible care for your health. Our mission in Nashville is to ensure you have a healthy smile that will last for years to come, no matter what kind of dental situation you are in, whether it be tooth extractions, root canal therapy, or dental fillings. We strive to provide friendly customer service so you feel comfortable and confident as we guide you through our services. If you need a tooth extraction, call us to schedule a consultation today!

Tooth extractions are a standard dental procedure that most people go through at least once in their lifetime. Whether you need to have a tooth pulled due to decay, damage, or overcrowding, Mission Dental makes the process easy and painless. In this blog post, we will discuss what to expect during a tooth extraction procedure, so you can feel more comfortable and confident when visiting our dental office.

There are quite a few options for avoiding an extraction. Before recommending a tooth extraction, we will do what we can to save your natural tooth. We can fill caries cavities or treat fractured teeth with crowns, or you can opt for a root canal to repair the inner part of the tooth suffering from an infection. Additionally, many times a filling will suffice. Whatever your needs, we’ll use our years of experience and expertise to assess the best treatment option and get you back smiling with as little effort as possible. 

But sometimes, an extraction is the best option. The first step in a tooth extraction procedure is numbing the area where the tooth will be removed. Dr. Makeya Jenkins will give you a local anesthetic that will dull the pain and make you feel more comfortable during the extraction process. You can expect to feel pressure and pushing as we remove the tooth, but you should not feel any pain. If you are particularly anxious or nervous about the procedure, you may request a sedative to help you relax.

Once we remove the tooth, Dr. Jenkins will place gauze on the socket to stop bleeding and help with clotting. We will give you post-extraction instructions, including steps for keeping the area clean and minimizing the risk of infection. You may experience some swelling and pain for a few days, so avoid strenuous activities and eat soft foods until the extraction site has fully healed.

If a tooth is impacted or requires more advanced extraction, we may recommend a more complex procedure. For example, a surgical extraction may be necessary if the tooth is situated deep within the gum tissue or is broken and cannot be easily pulled. 

Dr. Jenkins will make a small incision in the gum tissue during a surgical extraction to remove the tooth. The recovery time for a surgical extraction may be longer than a simple extraction, but we will provide you with detailed instructions on caring for the extraction site.


Tooth Extractions in Nashville, TN

At Mission Dental, we understand tooth extractions can be intimidating, but we are here to make the process as easy and painless as possible. Whether you need a simple extraction or a more complex procedure, our team will work with you to ensure you feel comfortable and confident throughout the process. 

We offer emergency dentistry services to help you relieve pain and save your teeth. From general cleanings and check-ups to mouthguards, whitening treatments, and everything in between, our team of experts is here to help keep your teeth looking their most beautiful while protecting them from damage. Plus, if there’s ever an emergency – no problem!

Stop waiting around for better dental care – book an appointment at Mission Dental today!