Invisalign is a system of clear plastic aligners that are designed to straighten teeth and improve the look of your smile. It’s not uncommon for many patients to forgo orthodontic treatment simply because they don’t want metal brackets and wire braces. With Invisalign, no one will even know you’re wearing braces because of their invisible nature. Invisalign is typically quicker and easier to wear, and it’s ideal for individuals of all ages.
Extractions are often performed when there is no other way to save a tooth. Some teeth are simply an issue to your oral health, so it’s best to remove them before they’re allowed to cause issues with shifting, infection and intra-oral damage. Some of the reasons you may want or need an extraction include:
With the help of an examination, we can determine if you might need an extraction. Most patients who need an extraction can and should have the procedure done. Leaving a problem tooth intact can cause issues down the road with infections and abscesses. We will take x-rays to help in further identifying the need for an extraction.
We first provide you with anesthetic or sedation of your choosing. We can discuss our sedation options with you during your consultation. Once you’re comfortable, we will loosen and remove the tooth. We may place sutures if they are needed to close the gums. We have you bite down on gauze to stop the bleeding. If you’ve been sedated, we will bring you to a recovery room to fully wake up. You should be brought home by a friend or relative if general sedation has been used. We provide our patients with important aftercare instructions that must be followed.
If you think you might need a tooth extraction, call our office today and we will be happy to get you in for an appointment.
If you have any questions, please fill out our contact form and one of our dedicated staff members will reach out to you shortly. If you need immediate assistance, call our office now.
Dr. Daniel Stegall grew up in Arkansas as the oldest of three siblings. He spent much of his childhood playing sports, which eventually led to the New York Mets drafting him out of high school to play outfield in the minor leagues for four seasons. At this time, Daniel decided to pursue an education at Mississippi State University. While in Starkville, Mississippi, he was one of the quarterbacks on the Bulldogs football team and earning a degree in Biochemistry.
Dr. Stegall received his DDS degree at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, located in Memphis. He stays up-to-date with everything dentistry dedicating numerous hours annually to continuing education with coursework through the Spear Education. Dr. Stegall is certified in Invisalign® orthodontics and the safe administration of nitrous sedation.