Tooth Extractions in Charlotte & Concord, NC
If you’re suffering from tooth pain then removal might be the best option.
At McNeely and Mallette Family Dental Group, we do whatever we can to save your natural tooth. However, sometimes taking out a tooth is the best way to improve your oral health.
Tooth extraction may be necessary in cases of decay, trauma, or crowding. Before recommending oral surgery, our dentist explains your options and the procedure, plus we offer insurance assistance and flexible payment options to make treatments more affordable.
Please schedule a consultation to see how we can create your healthier, more comfortable smile with gentle family dentistry in Charlotte, NC and Concord, NC.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
One of the most common oral surgeries is the removal of a wisdom tooth. This is often necessary because the tooth grows at a bad angle, or there’s insufficient room to erupt properly.
Without removal, impacted wisdom teeth can cause a lot of pain and crowd other teeth. That’s why we use digital x-rays to review your oral health below the gumline, make an accurate diagnosis, and recommend the best treatment option.
Modern gentle dentistry makes removing a wisdom tooth or multiple wisdom teeth easier and safer than ever. We remove wisdom teeth to preserve your full smile’s health and beauty for the long term!
- Robyn R.
FAQ about Tooth Extractions
Learn more about having a tooth removed.
- Will a tooth extraction cure an abscess?Abscesses are caused by infections and can become very serious if ignored. Some signs you have an abscess include a toothache, sensitivity to hot/cold temperatures or pressure, swelling around the tooth or lymph nodes in your jaw, bad-tasting salty fluid in your mouth, or a fever.
Sometimes an abscess can be remedied with a root canal, but a tooth extraction is necessary in advanced cases. You may also need antibiotics to help eliminate the infection.
- Are tooth extractions necessary for braces?
Our dentists in Charlotte and Concord, NC offer Invisalign® clear aligner therapy instead of traditional braces.
A digital, computerized scan of your mouth provides a highly personalized treatment plan, and extracting teeth is rarely necessary before straightening with Invisalign®. The exception would be wisdom teeth that erupt at a bad angle and disrupt treatment.
Please contact us to learn more about teeth straightening and tooth extractions in Charlotte, NC and Concord, NC.
- Can I eat after a tooth extraction? After the oral surgery, our team provides detailed instructions on tooth extraction aftercare. Any necessary precautions depend on the extent of your surgery.
We recommend soft foods that are neither too hot nor too cold for the first few days. Chew away from the site of the extraction and avoid anything spicy. It’s also important not to dislodge the blood clot, so please avoid drinking from a straw.