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
Marie Reviews Her Tooth Extraction ProcedureWatch Review
"My name is Marie, I live in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and I’ve had teeth extracted and implants placed by Dr. Barefoot. Dr. Barefoot’s office is so inviting and warm. The entire staff is friendly and accommodating to anything you need. Dr. Barefoot is an excellent oral surgeon. Really, I didn’t feel pain at all. Everything fit beautifully, and I’ve had no problems eating, no problems speaking—I feel wonderful with it all over. To my friends and family in Hanahan and Goose Creek, I highly recommend Dr. Barefoot."
Mary Reviews Her Tooth Extraction ProcedureWatch Review
"Hi, my name’s Mary, and I live in Charleston, South Carolina, and I had extractions with Dr. Barefoot. The office is really friendly here. I was really nervous before I came in, but they walked me through everything they were going to do, so I felt a lot better. The staff here is very easy to talk to and comforting. The procedure went really well, and my mouth isn’t crowded anymore, and my dentist says that my teeth look very straight. For my friends and family in North Charleston and Isle of Palms, I recommend Dr. Barefoot."