Sometimes we can't save a tooth and we have to take the tooth out, and this is what we call an “extraction.” When we do an extraction, we wanna make sure that our patients are comfortable. The very first thing we do is make sure that they come in, they're seated, and we talk to them about any questions they might have about the procedure, and just put them at ease. I don't start doing anything until I know that that patient is completely numb. The first thing I do when I sit down with them and I look in their mouth, we test the area first. “Are you feeling here? Are you feeling here?”
Once I know they're not feeling anything, then I let them know, “Okay, we're gonna start with this procedure and then at any time during the procedure if you feel uncomfortable, you need a chance to relax your jaw, raise your left hand. The left hand is how we communicate with you. The minute you raise that left hand, we give you a break or whatever you need.” That's the way that we let patients know that they are in control and that we wanna make sure that they go through the procedure without any issues.
Most of the time when we do this, most patients are very surprised about how much more straightforward it was than they were expecting. Afterwards, I take certain precautions when I take teeth out. I try to be as least invasive as possible. What that means is, the less I have to do, the less sensitivity you will have afterwards. Everybody's gonna have some sensitivity afterwards, but I do everything I can to make it comfortable and not just while you're in the office, but after you leave the office.
If you are in serious dental pain, contact Alluring Smiles today to find out if you need extractions or tooth removals!
Dr. Javier Portocarrero has been practicing dentistry since 2004. Over the years, he attended several continuing education courses and extensive dentistry training to further his technique and knowledge of Dentistry. One of these notable institutions is the Engel Institute in North Carolina.
Get Fast Relief From Pain
Don’t grin and bear it when it comes to dental pain! We can vanquish your dental pain and restore your smile to its optimum health and appearance!
If you visit us in need of tooth removals or extractions, we will carefully assess your situation using state-of-the-art dental technology, including:
- Digital X-rays
- Intraoral cameras
- Intraoral X-rays
Then, our highly-skilled team will:
- Administer an anesthetic to relieve your pain and prevent any discomfort during your procedure
- Gently remove teeth that are beyond repair to prevent oral health issues from spreading
Dr. Javier Portocarrero will then discuss your options for replacing your teeth so you can regain your oral function and beautiful smile!
Relaxing You With Dental Sedation And More
When you arrive at Alluring Smiles in our Mesa, AZ dental office, our compassionate team will listen intently to your concerns so we can provide the best treatment possible. Because your comfort is our priority, we’ll go above and beyond to make your visit as pleasant as possible. We even provide a comfort menu with an array of amenities for you to choose from, including:
- Warm blankets
- Soft pillows
- TVs with cable and massage chairs in every care room
- Aromatherapy options
- Refreshing beverages
If you are a little nervous about your treatment, Dr. Javier Portocarrero can also relieve your dental anxiety with dental sedation options!
Let Alluring Smiles remove your damaged or infected teeth so you can improve the health of your smile – call Dr. Javier Portocarrero at our Mesa, AZ dental office at 480-830-6300! You can also use our convenient online form to schedule or ask questions!