Can I Go to a Surgeon for Tooth Extractions?
I’m terrible with needles and pain. The absolute worst. I know I sound like a child, but I think I want to be put asleep for my tooth extraction. I’m assuming I need a surgeon for that. Do you know if they’d be willing to do dental work?
Doctors generally won’t perform dental procedures. But, there are oral surgeons. However, that is much more expensive than going to a dentist. I think I may have a great suggestion which will do exactly what you need with regard to your dental anxiety as well as save you a serious amount of money.
Are you familiar with sedation dentistry? There are several levels. Someone with your level of fear would likely do best with oral conscious sedation. It’s strong enough where people who choose to simply sleep through their appointment. However, like being knocked out at a hospital, you will need someone to take care of you throughout the day. You’ll be groggy and unsteady on your feet. Additionally, you’ll need someone to drive you to and from your appointment. You will be in no condition to drive.
Tooth Replacement Options Once Your Tooth is Extracted
You don’t want to leave a space empty once your tooth is removed. It will cause your teeth to shift. That will lead to expensive orthodontic treatments. All that can be avoided by replacing the tooth. For a single tooth, you have three good options:
- Dental Implants
- Removable Partial Dentures
- Dental Bridge
I know it is hard to make dental appointments sometimes, especially when you have to work. That’s why some dentists are starting to provide care on Saturdays. You could go in on a Saturday, have your tooth extracted and then return to work Monday morning. You wouldn’t have to miss any work.
I hope this helps. This blog is brought to you by the dentists at Angel Dental Care. We gladly accept Medicaid patients.