When it’s time for a tooth to come out, we are here to make the experience go as smooth as possible. We offer emergency appointments for urgent situations, and you should not hesitate to call if you are in pain. When the extraction is planned, whether it’s to make room for other teeth, address a bigger dental issue, or potentially remove wisdom teeth, we can help. If you have any additional questions or concerns once you get home, just give us a call. Our staff will be happy to help with whatever you need.


Does Dr. Pinson Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Dr. Pinson will perform a consultation to determine whether or not she can remove the wisdom teeth or potentially have the procedure referred out. Wisdom teeth are often not visible in your mouth, but as they start to move toward your other molars, they can cause problems with the alignment. An impacted wisdom tooth that becomes infected can cause pain and other serious issues, so we recommend extraction before your condition worsens.

Because most people who undergo wisdom teeth removal are in their late teens or 20s, the extractions are often the most involved dental procedure of their lives. No matter your age when going through wisdom teeth removal, you can put your faith in Dr. Pinson and her dental team that she will find a way to make sure you are taken care of.

Dr. Pinson is especially thoughtful when numbing her patients. She knows that many people have a certain level of anxiety going into the dentist and will do everything in her power to make sure the experience is comfortable and painless. Dr. Pinson and the entire dental team will bring the patience, flexibility, and expertise necessary to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible during this procedure.


Will I Be Awake During the Extraction?

We offer oral sedation if you are concerned about the anxiety you’ll experience in the procedure. Even if you don’t choose oral sedation, we will numb the extraction area in advance and make sure you’re as comfortable as you can be. 


How Long Does It Take a Tooth Extraction to Heal?

It may take a few weeks for the area to be completely free of pain and sensitivity. But the first few days after extraction will be the time when you’ll want to take it easy and avoid solid food in that area of your mouth. Ice packs will help, and staying hydrated with water is essential. We’ll help you manage the pain in the first few days after the extraction. But if the area becomes painful and swollen, call us right away, and we can prescribe a mouth rinse or recommend ways to reduce the pain.


If you have any questions feel free to contact our office via phone, email, or schedule an appointment online.