Extractions and Wisdom Teeth
As a restorative and cosmetic dentist in Elgin, Dr. David Rice offers conservative procedures such as dental crowns or root canals in order to restore your smile. However, if a tooth is damaged or infected beyond repair, tooth extraction may be the best option.
Wisdom tooth extraction may also be necessary. Wisdom teeth, also known as ‘third molars’, grow in during a person’s late teens or early 20s. These teeth often become impacted, which means they are blocked from reaching their normal position by other teeth, bone or tissue. This can lead to crowding and bite problems, as well as a host of other dental problems. In order to preserve oral health, wisdom tooth extraction is a very common dental procedure.
If the idea of having a tooth pulled makes you anxious, don’t worry. Whether your wisdom teeth are impacted or you need to have an infected tooth pulled, Dr. David Rice provides a tooth extraction procedure that can be relatively painless with a shortened healing time.
Making It Easier To Get Your Teeth Pulled
As a way to ensure maximum comfort during dental procedures, we offer the following options for our tooth extraction patients:
This all-natural, drug-free gel provides fast pain relief without numbing your oral surgery site. Sockit gel also helps to protect against bacterial growth, which improves and shortens your healing time.
This process uses a patient’s own blood to create a platelet concentrate for use during oral surgery. Using a patient’s own platelets has been scientifically proven to increase the body’s ability to heal and regenerate tissue more quickly and efficiently after having wisdom teeth pulled or during dental implant placement.
Sapian Root Extractor Tool
The Sapian Root Remover will shorten both your procedure and healing time, with a decreased risk of tissue damage. By minimizing bleeding, as well as bone and tissue trauma during a tooth extraction, this tool saves you rightip to the oral surgeon.
Dr. Rice is fairly unique in using these tools. Most dentists in the Northwest Suburbs do not use any of these tools and none that we know of use all three. Dr. Rice is so committed to his patients and providing the best possible dental care that he continually seeks additional education and brings back to his practice the skills, technologies and techniques that provide great benefits to his patients.
If you live or work in the Elgin and St. Charles area and are in need of a tooth extraction, contact Dr. David Rice today. With these tools and technologies, as well as his dental experience and skill, he can ensure that your experience having your tooth pulled will be as easy and stress free as possible. Call David A. Rice D.D.S. in Elgin today to schedule a consultation.