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Emergency Extractions
Matthews, NC

Craft Smiles offers expert emergency extractions in Matthews, NC. Our team understands the urgency and importance of timely interventions. Whether it’s a sudden toothache or a dental trauma, trust Craft Smiles to provide prompt solutions to restore optimal oral health.

Prevent complications and restore optimal oral health

Emergency extractions refer to the immediate removal of a tooth under urgent circumstances. These situations often arise due to severe decay, trauma, infection, or unbearable pain that cannot be managed with other treatments. Emergency extractions are performed swiftly to alleviate discomfort, prevent further complications, and safeguard oral health. At Craft Smiles in Matthews, NC, our team provides expert emergency extractions with efficiency.

Common reasons for emergency extractions:

  • Severe tooth decay that compromises the tooth’s structure and cannot be saved
  • Advanced periodontal disease leading to tooth instability and pain
  • Trauma or injury causing significant damage to the tooth, such as fractures or dislodgement
  • Impacted wisdom teeth causing pain, infection, or damage to surrounding teeth
  • Infections or abscesses within the tooth or surrounding gums
  • Preparation for orthodontic treatment or dentures

Situations necessitating emergency tooth extractions

Severe Decay and Infection
One of the most common reasons for emergency tooth extractions is severe decay and infection. When decay progresses to an advanced stage, it can compromise the structural integrity of the tooth, leading to unbearable pain and discomfort. In such cases, extraction becomes necessary to prevent the spread of infection to surrounding teeth and gums.

Traumatic Injuries
Traumatic injuries, such as sports-related accidents or vehicular collisions, can result in significant damage to the teeth. This damage may include fractures, breaks, or complete dislodgement of the tooth from its socket. Emergency tooth extractions are often required to address these injuries promptly, alleviate pain, and prevent further complications.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Impacted wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, commonly cause pain and discomfort due to their improper eruption or positioning. When wisdom teeth become impacted, they can lead to inflammation, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth. Emergency extractions may be necessary to resolve these issues and prevent future dental problems.

Orthodontic Treatment
In some cases, tooth extractions are necessary as part of orthodontic treatment plans to create space and achieve proper alignment of the teeth. Emergency extractions may be required if orthodontic treatment is suddenly initiated due to unexpected dental issues or if overcrowding becomes severe and causes pain or discomfort.

Signs and symptoms indicating you may need emergency extractions:

  • Persistent and severe tooth pain that is not relieved by over-the-counter medications
  • Swelling, redness, or tenderness in the gums or around the affected tooth
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, especially accompanied by pain
  • Visible damage to the tooth, such as cracks, fractures, or chips
  • Difficulty chewing or biting due to pain or discomfort
  • Pus or discharge around the tooth, indicating infection
  • Loose or shifting teeth, particularly if accompanied by pain or swelling
  • Sudden onset of bad breath or an unpleasant taste in the mouth (signs of an abscess)

What happens during an emergency extraction?

Firstly, our experienced dental team will conduct a thorough examination, including X-rays if necessary, to assess the condition of the affected tooth and surrounding structures. This helps us determine the best approach for the extraction procedure.

Once the decision is made to proceed with the extraction, we will administer local anesthesia to numb the area and ensure you remain comfortable. Using specialized tools, your dentist will carefully loosen the tooth from its socket and gently remove it. In some cases, stitches may be required to aid in healing. After the extraction, we will provide detailed aftercare instructions to promote healing and minimize discomfort.

Give us a call!

Dr. Monica Patel and our dedicated team at Craft Smiles are here to assist you in your time of need. If you’re experiencing dental pain or suspect you may need an emergency extraction, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and let us provide you with the expert care you deserve.