Tooth Extractions in New Orleans
Offering Comprehensive Dental Care for 15+ Years
A tooth that has decayed severely may need to be extracted to protect your jawbone and surrounding teeth. If you've been experiencing prolonged pain and sensitivity in a tooth, ask our team at James A. Campo, DDS to inspect the tooth. We can offer an honest recommendation for treatment. If you have a tooth that is causing you pain or discomfort, don’t wait. Trust us to offer caring and compassionate dental care.
Schedule an appointment with our New Orleans dentist by calling (504) 264-6046.
Prioritizing Patient Safety & Comfort
Hearing that you have to have a tooth extracted may cause you a bit of unease. At James A. Campo, DDS, we work hard to make sure you feel comfortable and confident in every dental health care decision you need to make. We carefully explain the procedure to you and make sure you’re aware of your options and our recommendations. We make sure you understand what will happen through each step and provide thorough aftercare instructions to keep you comfortable.
Reasons a patient might need a tooth extraction include:
- Deep decay
- Dead root
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Gum disease
Do I Need Surgery?
Sometimes, a visible tooth that needs to be removed can be taken care of with a simple extraction procedure. You do not need to be asleep for this procedure, as it only requires a local anesthetic. Your dentist lifts and extracts the tooth relatively quickly. This procedure is good for teeth that are not deeply infected or wisdom teeth that have already erupted.
A surgical extraction is required for teeth that are impacted below the gums or that have not erupted. There should not be pain during the procedure, though recovery can be uncomfortable. Your dentist will prescribe a post-operation plan to help alleviate discomfort and protect your extraction site from infection.
If you’ve been told you need a tooth extracted, ask our New Orleans dentist for an evaluation. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (504) 264-6046.