Find Out How We Provide Stress-Free Tooth Extractions
I like to urge my patients for regular checkup. When there’s a tooth that cannot be restored, that needs to be extracted, that’s our last resort. And we try to, I try to prevent us getting there. So we want to prevent any kind of extraction. We want to keep your teeth healthy, and we want to prevent you getting there. Because once you lose that tooth, it’s a very expensive fix.
I understand dental anxiety because I have it. So I go over the entire procedure. First, I want to make sure the patient is completely numb. We also have (inaudible). If they have any kind of dental anxiety, we provide (inaudible) for patients. If they don’t want to do (inaudible), then we go over all the procedure. And before we start doing any kind of extraction, we make sure that the patient is completely numb and they’re comfortable during the entire procedure.
Another thing I do with my patients is if at any point during my procedure, if they’re feeling any kind of pain, I let them be in control. I let them tell me they are uncomfortable or raise their hand or give me some kind of signal where I stop and let give them more anesthetic so they’re nice and comfortable.
I want to know where the anxiety is coming from. A lot of times they have had a bad experience. And sometimes it’s when they were kids. So they would have bad experience as a child and stop coming to the dentist. And I really get to know them, why and where, and then try to explain it to them how so much has changed, how we can make it more comfortable for them, and basically let them be in control, tell them during each step what’s going on and what we’re going to do.