Most patients now prefer to save a tooth rather than have it extracted when the tooth hurts. The alternative to having a tooth extracted may be a root canal and a crown. That having been said, a tooth extraction may be the best alternative when a tooth is hurting. Another reason teeth may have to be extracted is that gum disease may be so advanced that one or more teeth have to be extracted.
If you call our office at 706-738-8070 for an emergency extraction, we will either see you for an examination at the soonest availability, or refer you to an oral surgery practice depending on the situation. The oral surgery practice may offer you I.V. sedation (twilight sleep) to make you more comfortable during the procedure.
For home care instructions and recommendations following a tooth extraction, click here.