At Whitetree Dental, one of the ways we ensure your optimal oral health is by taking all the steps necessary to preserve the healthy structure of your teeth. If a tooth is damaged, our first approach is to save it using restorative and general dentistry treatments.
However, in some cases, a tooth may be so severely damaged and unhealthy that extraction is our only option for restoring your oral health and preventing further complications.
We know the news that you need an extraction can be overwhelming. But our caring, compassionate team is sensitive to your concerns and will do everything to make your procedure as efficient and stress-free as possible.
Some of the dental health issues that make extraction necessary are:
We understand that the thought of extraction is intimidating for most people, so if you are feeling apprehensive about your extraction, please let us know!
Dental anxiety is very common, but our gentle care and support have helped many of our patients relax and get the critical care they need.
Many patients also benefit from nitrous oxide (laughing gas), a colorless, odorless gas that’s inhaled through a small nasal mask. Nitrous oxide will help you relax with a calm, pleasant feeling as the activity around you fades into the background. One of the reasons our patients prefer nitrous oxide sedation is because the effects last only as long as we are administering the gas. Immediately after your procedure, you will be able to return to your normal daily activities.
Oral sedation is helpful for patients who would like to minimize any anxious feelings about what’s happening around them. Our doctor will prescribe a sedative for you to take before your procedure so you will arrive at our office feeling calm and relaxed. However, the effects of oral sedation last longer than nitrous, so you will need a friend to drive you to and from our office.
Please don’t allow fear of the procedure to cause you to put off treatment. If you suspect you may need to have a tooth extracted, please call our Little Elm, TX dental office so we can help!