Most of the time, Dr. Perez and the team at Times Square Family Dental are able to repair even the most decayed or broken teeth, but in some cases, a tooth may simply be beyond the point of saving. In this situation, we’ll recommend a tooth extraction, and then we’ll do everything we can to make the experience as comfortable as possible. Combining a gentle touch with local anesthetic and sedation dentistry, Dr. Perez is often able to remove a tooth without a patient even realizing he’s done it.
Thankfully, whenever we extract a tooth, we never actually pull it. If the tooth has already erupted, we numb the area, and then we gently rock it back and forth until it slides out on its own. During the procedure, most patients will describe a feeling of pressure, but nothing resembling pain. They often can’t tell the moment the tooth actually comes out because Dr. Perez is so skilled. By the time a patient feels that their tooth is gone, the procedure is already over.
Dr. Perez may recommend a tooth extraction if:
The wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that typically try to come in around the late teens or early twenties. The keyword is try, because in many cases, they become stuck and push on the nearby teeth, creating pain and crowding. The best way to address this problem is to simply remove these teeth, which Dr. Perez can do in our Tyler dental office and save local families from having to visit a specialist.