We can’t stress this enough: recommending tooth removal is always the “last resort” at Earl E. Gaball, DDS in Battle Creek, Michigan. We have several dental restoration procedures to treat cavities, infections, and damaged teeth. But like most things in life, all of these aren’t 100 percent foolproof. If root canal therapy can’t save your tooth, dental extraction is the best thing to do to protect your oral health.
We all love our natural teeth. So, when your dentist tells you that your tooth has to go, it is never the best news. However, you can view tooth removal positively if you consider its benefits. Tooth extraction saves you from oral discomfort and prevents infection from spreading to your gums and other surrounding structures.
If Dr. Earl Gaball recommends tooth extraction, it’s because of one of the reasons below:
We understand the emotions that tooth removal can stir up. Our dental team puts themselves in your shoes and provides gentle extraction that we would wish for ourselves and our loved ones.
Dr. Gaball plans your tooth removal procedure by taking digital X-rays to help him know what he is dealing with ahead of the procedure. Better planning guarantees comfort and a successful outcome, with little time spent in the dental chair.
Before pulling out your tooth, we numb your mouth to reduce discomfort. If you have extreme dental anxiety, we will discuss sedation dentistry options available at our clinic. Once you are settled, we use gentle tools and techniques to pull out your tooth.
If your tooth is impacted or broken below the gum line, we will perform a surgical extraction. After administering anesthesia, we cut an opening on your gum for the trapped tooth to be accessed. We then break it into pieces for ease of removal. The final step is to clean and suture the surgical site. Finally, we give you aftercare tips for a smooth recovery.
Want to save your smile from discomfort and infection? Whenever we find tooth removal a necessary procedure, we use gentle techniques for your comfort. For quick and painless dental extraction, please dial (269) 883-1674 (269) 883-1674 to reserve an appointment with Earl E. Gaball, DDS.
Dr. Earl Gaball is a committed and skilled dentist with years of experience in general, preventative, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. Dr. Gaball and his team value patient relationships, and their goal is to provide complete dental care to maintain healthy, beautiful smiles for the whole family.
Dr. Gaball obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. He has completed post-graduate programs in esthetic dentistry, orthodontics, restorative dentistry, Endodontics, and more.
Dr. Gaball is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Chicago Dental Society, and Detroit District Dental Society. He earned the prestigious Fellowship and Mastership Awards in the Academy of General Dentistry, the highest honor in the AGD.