Can a Dentist Extract a Tooth in a Dental Emergency?

July 22, 2020

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency in Terre Haute, you may be wondering what to expect during an urgent visit to the dentist. Will your damaged or infected tooth need to be extracted? Will your treatment hurt? At Vivid Smiles, we offer conservative, gentle treatment and we will always do everything we can to save damaged teeth before we suggest an extraction. 

A Dentist May Need to Extract Severely Damaged Teeth

All dentists are qualified to perform emergency tooth extractions if and when necessary. Tooth extractions are a relatively common oral surgical procedure and may be necessary if your tooth is severely damaged or infected. If you need an emergency tooth extraction in Terre Haute, Dr. Roshini Durga Paruchuri and Dr. Nilanchal Sahai can help. 

Our dentists are fully trained and equipped to handle a wide range of dental emergencies with skillful ease and determine the best way to restore your smile and give you relief from your pain and discomfort.

Why Would I Need An Emergency Tooth Extraction?

There are a few reasons that a patient may need an emergency tooth extraction. One of the most common is dental trauma. If your tooth is damaged or broken by a serious oral injury, it may not always be possible to save it. 

Emergency tooth extractions are also sometimes required for infected teeth. Infected teeth can be caused by a crack in the tooth that exposes the underlying pulp, or by a cavity that destroys the outer layers of enamel and dentin in your tooth. Most of the time, it’s possible to save an infected tooth with root canal therapy. But in severe cases, this may not be enough, and the tooth may need to be extracted and replaced. 

The final reason an emergency tooth extraction may be required is due to an impacted (not fully erupted) wisdom tooth. If your wisdom tooth does not erupt properly, it can become infected or damage the surrounding teeth. Extracting impacted wisdom teeth is the best way to avoid these complications and get relief from pain and discomfort. 

Get The Help You Need To Relieve Your Pain & Discomfort At Vivid Smiles 

As experienced emergency dentists in Terre Haute, Dr. Roshini Durga Parachuri and Dr. Nilanchal Sahai are here to help you get the oral care you need. Whether you have an oral injury, an infected tooth or a painful wisdom tooth, we can examine your mouth and determine the proper next steps for resolving your issue. Don’t wait. Call now at (812) 803-2340, or stop by our office at 2512 Wabash Avenue Terre Haute IN 47803.