Extracting a Tooth in the Best Interest of Your Oral Health
One of the reasons why Mount Pleasant is so pleasant is because everyone smiles so much. Our goal is to help our community members smile and keep their smiles healthy for years to come.
Dental professionals work hard to save a natural tooth, but when a tooth is beyond saving, extraction is recommended. You may need a tooth extraction if you are experiencing tooth crowding, unrepairable tooth damage, an impacted tooth, gum disease, severe infection, or a malformed tooth.
Mount Pleasant’s Tooth Extraction Specialist
Dr. Matthew Barefoot is board-certified and highly experienced in tooth extraction procedures. We offer many options for tooth replacement after a tooth has been extracted, including dental implants, full-arch restoration, and other custom solutions.
When you come to our practice for a consultation, Dr. Barefoot will perform a complete oral examination, 3D CBCT scans, and create a treatment plan just for you. Feel free to contact us today to request an appointment.
The Tooth Extraction Process
In general, a simple tooth extraction is a minor outpatient procedure performed using local anesthesia. If you are anxious about dental procedures, be sure to let us know so that we can offer additional anesthesia or sedation options for your comfort.
If a tooth is not impacted and is visible above the gum line, Dr. Barefoot will loosen the tooth before removing it with forceps. For more complicated extractions, Dr. Barefoot will make a small incision in the gums and may remove a small amount of bone to extract the tooth.
You will receive detailed pre- and post-operative instructions from our office with all of the information about what to do before and after your tooth extraction procedure. Following these instructions will aid in your recovery.
Hear From Tooth Extraction Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing tooth extraction at our office.
Reviews From Our Tooth Extraction Patients
Jennifer Reviews Her Tooth Extraction ProcedureWatch Review
"Hi, I’m Jennifer from Charleston, South Carolina. I had an implant and an extraction from Dr. Barefoot. It’s a very welcoming environment. The staff makes you feel comfortable from the minute you walk in the door to the minute that they call and check on you after your procedure. I wasn’t nervous before I came in because of the awareness that they gave me for the procedure. We followed the doctor’s instructions. Recovery went very well, and I’m very satisfied with the results. I highly recommend Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Specialists of South Carolina."
Mike Reviews His Tooth Extraction ProcedureWatch Review
"My name is Mike, and I live on the Isle of Palms, and I had an extraction with Dr. Barefoot. I was referred by my family dentist. Dr. Barefoot and his staff were very, very accommodating to me. They explained everything verbatim, and I was surprised with how fast it went and how painless it was. It was very, very comfortable, and I had an excellent experience, and I would highly recommend Dr. Barefoot."