We always want to preserve your teeth, but there are some instances when tooth removal in New Orleans is necessary to maintain your overall oral health. At 7 O’Clock Dental, LLC, we make the dental extractions easy on you with:Anxiety Free Experiences Read Transcript
When a tooth needs to be removed, we're going to talk to the patient about all of the options to replace it first. Because we want to kind of work with a knowledge of where we're going. So we talk to the patient about, 'What are your replacement options? What would you prefer of these options?' And then from there, we can decide on the best way to approach that extraction or that tooth removal.
If you need a bone graft, then we're going to talk about that ahead of time. If you were thinking about getting an implant, then you're definitely going to need a bone graft. So let's focus on that ahead of time, because it's going to allow us to make an efficient and a well thought out treatment plan for the patient. So we're going to give them all the options for replacement. We're going to kind of figure out a path of where we want our finish line to be. And then we'll go from there.
- A caring, gentle staff
- A dentist who has performed countless tooth extractions in his decade-plus of practice
- Comforts like massage chairs to help relax you if you’re feeling nervous about the procedure
- Oral sedation if your feelings are more like full-blown fear than mild anxiety
If you think you may need to have a tooth removed, call us today at 504-266-0664. If you’re in pain, we’ll do our best to offer you a same-day appointment.
We Use Patient-Friendly Technology for Trouble-Free Extractions
Dr. John Tripp uses a panoramic X-ray to plan your tooth extraction. Unlike traditional X-rays, which offer small views of your mouth, a panoramic X-ray shows your entire mouth, including:
- All of your teeth
- Your upper and lower jaws
- Your nasal area and sinuses
This reveals problems like bone abnormalities, impacted teeth, infections, or cysts that could otherwise complicate your extraction. The best time to find out about possible complications is before your procedure starts! We don’t have to put anything in your mouth for panoramic X-rays. You just relax as the machine rotates around your head and does its work.
We Care for You After Your Tooth Extraction
When you lose teeth, either by accident or extraction, your bone under that tooth will shrink. This loss of bone mass can lead to further tooth loss, which we never want to happen to you! We can preserve the sockets of your extracted teeth using bone growth supplements that Dr. Tripp places directly into the socket. This is ideal for patients who plan to get a dental implant or a dental bridge once healing has completed.