Tooth ExtractionsAn Overview
Dr. Vernon Sheen of The Annapolis Center for Dental Health & Wellness offers tooth extractions as well as wisdom teeth removal for his patients. For patients of record needing a tooth extraction, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Sheen will evaluate the tooth and make treatment recommendations as well as replacement tooth options if needed.
New patients should contact our office to schedule a new patient exam and consultation to discuss your dental concerns.
Tooth Pain and Tooth Extractions
If you have tooth pain, it may seem like the best solution is to remove the tooth. In most cases, however, it is better to preserve the natural tooth. Dr. Sheen can do this with treatments like a root canal or restorative dentistry.
Replacing the Extracted Tooth
If a tooth extraction is needed, Dr. Sheen will recommend replacement options for the missing tooth. In the past, the option available was a dental bridge to replace the tooth. A dental implant supported dental crown offers the most natural replacement option when compared to a traditional dental bridge. A bridge will require reduction of the healthy adjacent teeth to secure it. An implant supported crown will only replace the tooth that is lost and will not harm the surrounding teeth. Replacing the tooth will an implant will help to preserve bone structure, promote better gum health and prevent remaining teeth from shifting.
For patients with severe dental issues that may require all their teeth to be extracted, Dr. Sheen also offers dental implant supported dentures. This type of teeth replacement will offer the patient a better quality of life when compared to a traditional denture.
Learn more about dental implants:
- What Are Dental Implants?
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants FAQs
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Dental Implant Process
- Single Dental Implant
- Multiple Dental Implants
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
Wisdom Teeth Removal
If you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, Dr. Sheen can make a referral for a local oral surgeon. The first step is to make an appointment with Dr. Sheen for a consultation. We will examine the teeth and take any necessary x-rays or other imaging. If Dr. Sheen determines that the wisdom teeth should be extracted, he will make the referral and see you post-op for follow up examinations.