Dental Extractions in Annapolis, MD
At Chesapeake Bay Dentistry, we understand that no one likes to think about losing a tooth, but in some situations, a dental extraction (or extractions) is the best choice to save your health and salvage your existing teeth. Other times, it is necessary leading into dentures or before orthodontics.
Dr. Polizois may be the gentlest extraction dentist in Annapolis, MD, and he also provides cozy comforts to help you along.
These comforts include:
- Neck pillows
- Cozy blankets
- Nitrous oxide for relaxation
- Oral sedation
- Combination relaxation therapy
With a gentle dentist and compassionate team on your side, a dental extraction will be that much easier.
A Necessary Dental Extraction in Annapolis, MD
A dental extraction to remove a severely damaged tooth is often the safest option when it comes to the integrity of your health.
Many times, Dr. Polizois can help you choose a restorative option to substitute the lost tooth—a dental implant or a bridge, perhaps.
Dental Extractions Before Dentures or All-on-4
In some situations, you may only have a few teeth left, and these teeth may not be strong enough to support a partial denture.
In this case, Dr. Polizois will provide gentle and clean extractions and a healing denture to see you through.
All-on-4 means that a natural-looking denture can be permanently affixed to your jaw using four dental implants. This option especially restores your bite and helps you better digest food through stronger and more natural chewing.
Dental Extractions to Combat Overcrowding
If you have a small jaw and not enough space to accommodate a full row of teeth, an extraction may be your best option. In this case, the extraction will not be obvious and may contribute to a more even smile.
Dental Extractions to Combat Wisdom Teeth Pain
Wisdom teeth come in years after your adult teeth, and these back teeth do not always cooperate. Sometimes they only partially erupt, leaving you vulnerable to gum infections. Other times, they encroach on other teeth and cause pain.
These teeth do not support chewing or smile appeal. In fact, they have no real purpose. Removing troublesome wisdom teeth is often the best course for patients.
Your Wellness and Comfort Matter to Us
When it comes to a damaged tooth, Dr. Polizois only recommends removal as a last resort. If an evaluation shows him that saving the tooth may compromise your other teeth or your overall wellness, he will recommend an extraction.
However, he will keep you relaxed and comfortable throughout and provide aftercare instructions and any necessary prescriptions to help you out at home, too. Generally, discomfort following a dental extraction clears up within a few short days.
If you think you may need a dental extraction, are considering All-on-4, or have another reason for wanting a tooth removed, contact Chesapeake Bay Dentistry today. Our Annapolis, MD dental team is here to help.