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Tooth ExtractionsAnnapolis, MD

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

Toothaches, Annapolis, MDIf 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.

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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.

Tooth Extractions What to Expect

Dr. Sheen and our staff will make every effort to ensure that you are relaxed, comfortable and understand each step in the tooth extraction process. We will apply a local anesthetic to completely numb the area.

Dr. Sheen will gently rock the tooth back and forth and release the supporting ligaments before gently sliding the tooth out of its socket. During the procedure, most patients will experience mild pressure in the area where the tooth is being extracted. If there has been acute pain due to infection in or around the tooth, the extraction should relieve your pain almost immediately.

The empty socket will be cleaned and filled with gauze to promote healing and we will provide post treatment care instructions to help avoid complications such as dry socket.

If you experience sudden or sharp pain, renewed bleeding or increased swelling it is important that you contact our office right away so that we can advise you on how to proceed.

Dr. Vernon Sheen, DMD

Why choose Annapolis Center For Dental Health & Wellness?

Vernon Sheen, DMD has been serving patients in the Annapolis area for over 20 years. Dr. Sheen is dedicated to providing the highest standard of dental care, using advanced technology, quality materials and staying up to date on the latest techniques. Our team strives to ensure that each patient receives personalized care that focuses on their oral health needs while helping them achieve cosmetic goals for their smile.

From comprehensive preventive care to advanced restorative treatments that address tooth damage or loss, our Annapolis dentist office is your dental home for the long term maintenance of a healthy, comfortable smile. We want you to enjoy your best quality of life with optimal oral health.