At Wince Family Dental Associates, we know having dental work is not the most fun experience. The fun level decreases even further when that dental work involves any type of oral surgery. That’s why we work hard to make the process as relaxed and comfortable as possible for you. Dr. Stacy Wince and Dr. Joelle Jeffers-Jader are trained and certified to provide many types of oral surgery to provide all of your oral health needs from the comfort of your dental home. You don’t have to find an oral surgeon in McPherson; our team can take great care of you every step of the way at Wince Family Dental Associates.
Our primary goal is to keep your natural teeth healthy (and in your mouth!) for as long as possible. However, we’re all human, and sometimes things happen. We will exhaust all other potential treatment options before resorting to an extraction – but in many cases, an extraction may be in your best interest.
Some common reasons you may need a tooth extraction include:
Wisdom teeth generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 25 and tend to cause more problems than not. You may get all four wisdom teeth, you may get two, you may not get any at all. Whether they are causing excessive pain, crowding, or are impacted and unable to erupt, it may be in your best interest to have them extracted.
Today, having a tooth extracted is a much more comfortable experience than it used to be. Depending on your preferences, we can either use a local anesthetic while you are awake, or we can put you under with general anesthetic. Either way, you won’t feel a thing.
Your doctor will give you specific post-op instructions to follow to ensure the fastest, most comfortable recovery.
Today, root canals are a fairly routine and painless procedure – usually no more uncomfortable than having a cavity filled. If you are experiencing a toothache or sensitivity to hot and cold, you may have an infection within the pulp of your tooth, and you may need a root canal.
We generally use a local anesthetic for root canals to ensure you don’t feel a thing. Your McPherson dentist, Dr. Wince or Dr. Jeffers-Jader will make a tiny hole in your tooth as an access point. They will use this access point to remove the infection from inside the tooth.
Once the infection is removed, we will sterilize and fill the chamber to prevent further infection. Most root canals are completed with the placement of a new crown to strengthen and protect the tooth.
If you’re suffering from a toothache or sensitivity, you should come in and see us right away. Don’t wait for the problem to go away on its own – because it won’t! Remember, it’s actually the pain of an infected tooth left untreated that is much worse than the pain of a root canal itself.
A root canal can save the tooth from having to be extracted later. Make the right decision for your oral health and schedule a consultation with your McPherson dentist today.
If you have any questions about oral surgery or would like to schedule a visit with your McPherson dentist, Dr. Wince and Dr. Jeffers-Jader at Wince Family Dental Associates, give us a call today or schedule a visit online! Serving our friends, family and neighbors in McPherson, Wichita, Salina, Newton, Hutchinson, and beyond.