Seattle Tooth Extractions
Green Lake Cosmetic Dentistry provides gentle tooth extractions in Seattle. While our team will do everything to restore and preserve your natural teeth, there are times when an extraction is the best course of action. Thankfully, we also offer sedation options and stem cell therapy for improved recovery. Combining both of these helps patients relax through their treatment and assist in a quick recovery.
Reasons for A Dental Extraction
There are a few reasons you may need a tooth extracted. The most common reason is tooth decay. If the tooth decay has reached the tooth's pulp (the center of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue), then the tooth cannot be saved.
Other common reasons for an extraction include:
- Impacted teeth (wisdom teeth)
- Orthodontic treatment
Sedation Dentistry for Tooth Extractions
We understand that some patients may feel anxious about their procedure. In order to help you feel more relaxed, we offer sedation dentistry options. This can be in the form of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral conscious sedation.
Stem Cell Therapy
Dr. Vo also offers stem cell therapy or platelet rich plasma (PRP) to aid his patients in healing.
Prior to the extraction, our team will draw a small amount of blood and use a device to separate the blood from the plasma. After the tooth has been removed, Dr. Vo will place the plasma, your own stem cells, back into the extraction site. This helps with quicker healing times, reduced inflammation and pain and significantly lowers your risk of dry socket. A win, win all around!
Caring For Your Extracted Tooth
Our team will go over all the post-operative instructions with you before you leave our office. It's important to follow these instructions carefully in order to ensure a speedy recovery.
Now that you will have a space between your teeth, you'll want to discuss with our dentist which tooth replacement options are best for you. The sooner you replace your tooth the less you are prone to changes in tooth alignment.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to our office. We are more than happy to help!