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Need an Extraction? Don’t Be Afraid!
September 13th, 2014 by Dr. Watson

We’ve all had a toothache at some point, but it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or even a root canal. However, many Jackson residents have found themselves in a situation where the only solution is for Dr. Jim Ed Watson to perform an extraction, or remove the tooth. Today, Jackson Center for Smiles would like to talk about what you can expect from an extraction and why it’s not something to fear!

Pulling Teeth isn’t like Pulling Teeth

Just like root canals, tooth extractions have a pretty bad reputation. Many Jackson folks may refer to something difficult by saying it was, “Like pulling teeth.” However, Dr. Jim Ed Watson will be the first one to tell you that the gadgets and techniques of modern dentistry have made the process of extracting a tooth fairly simple and with minimal discomfort to the patients. As long as you take it easy after the procedure and follow the guidelines, you’ll be back to normal in a just a few days.

Reasons for an Extraction

Preserving your natural teeth is always a priority at Jackson Center for Smiles, but in some cases an extraction is unavoidable. Here are some of the conditions in which an extraction might be necessary:

If you think you might need to have a tooth removed or would like to learn more about extractions, feel free to give Jackson Center for Smiles a call.

Sources

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/pulling-a-tooth-tooth-extraction

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dry-socket-symptoms-and-treatment

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tooth-extraction