Extractions

Our goal as family dentists is to do everything possible to preserve your oral health and ensure you have a healthy, pain-free smile. At Cowley Dental Care, we suggest dental extractions only as a last resort. Drs. Cowley and Dr. Roth perform gentle tooth extractions in Metairie, LA for patients with impacted wisdom teeth, deep decay, or other oral health risks. 

Dental extractions at Cowley Dental Care are safe, effective, and gentle. We pride ourselves in providing pain-free and stress-free dentistry. We want each of our patients to feel understood and cared for with respect and courtesy.

Common Reasons for Tooth Extractions

We realize patients may feel apprehensive about having a tooth removed, but there are instances when this procedure is necessary to protect one’s oral health. Sometimes, extractions are unavoidable due to damaged tooth roots and your dentist must perform an extraction to properly care for your mouth. 

Common conditions that may require a tooth extraction include:

  • Wisdom teeth
  • Non-restorable breaks or fractures
  • Deep fracture at the gumline
  • Trauma due to an accident or injury
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Overcrowding
  • Impaction
  • Deep decay 
  • Unsuccessful root canal treatment

If your dentist recommends a dental extraction, we plan for a tooth replacement before the extraction process begins. This is done to ensure we have a plan to fully restore your smile’s function and appearance. Yet, not all cases require replacements, such as overcrowding or wisdom tooth extractions. 

We never remove a tooth without a fully detailed treatment plan in place. Nor, will we remove a tooth without first discussing all expectations of the procedure and recovery process with you. You are the most important person in our dental practice, and we do not pressure anyone into receiving treatment. Instead, we offer you the best options, discuss your concerns and questions, and await your decision to move forward with treatment.

Comfortable and Gentle Tooth Removal

Our dental team communicates well with each of our patients. We will always be available to answer your questions, calm your nerves, and address any concerns you may have before, during, and after the procedure. 

To reduce dental anxiety and enhance your comfort, we offer nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide helps patients feel calm and tranquil during their treatment, which improves the procedure’s outcome as well as the dentist’s ability to work quickly and efficiently. Before the procedure begins, your dentist administers a local anesthetic to numb the area of your mouth where he will extract the tooth.

Drs. Cowley and Dr. Roth are gentle and compassionate dentists with many years of experience in various aspects of dentistry, including safe and gentle tooth extractions. 

Contact Us to Schedule Your Consultation

With dentists like Drs. Cowley and Dr. Roth, you can receive the wisdom tooth treatment and the extractions you need to preserve your smile’s health. Our dental team takes the time to address your concerns, answer your questions, and develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. 

To learn more about how to protect your oral health or to schedule an appointment, please contact our dental office at 504-831-4895.