Many patients will need a tooth extraction in their late teens or early 20’s for the removal of their wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the last molars to emerge. They often need to be removed because they are compacted or will cause overcrowding of the existing teeth if allowed to fully emerge.
Wisdom teeth removal is a standard surgical procedure that can be done from the comfort of our Knoxville, TN periodontist office.
Having met no one in the practice, I was so pleasantly surprised how friendly and welcoming everyone was. I was immediately comfortable with Rhonda, Tina and Dr. Rob. and while my reason for the visit wasn't good, I feel much more at ease with the treatment. Thank you so much!Elizabeth C.
The dental hygienist, Ms. Rowell, was wonderful and done an amazing job. I absolutely loved Dr. Cain and his assistant Tina. I will be back again!Aaron B.
Tooth Extractions What to Expect
Tooth extractions are a routine procedure and patients are often surprised at how comfortable they can be. Dr. Cain may use a local anesthetic or topical numbing cream to ensure that you feel as little discomfort as possible.
The tooth needing extraction will be prepped and then loosed and removed by the root from the jaw. Dr. Cain will gently wiggle the tooth back and forth until it is released.
Replacing Missing Teeth
For patients needing a tooth replacement, Dr. Cain may recommend a dental implant for their long-term benefits and natural function and appearance. Dental implants are surgically implanted into the jaw. Implants provide lasting oral health, stability and support natural bone regeneration preventing deterioration of the jaw line.
Dr. Cain provides sedation dentistry for patient’s optimal comfort. For patients who experience fear of the dentist, sedation dentistry can help them overcome their fears so they may receive the dental care they need. Dr. Cain offers oral sedation, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation. During your consultation, you and Dr. Cain will discuss which sedation option is best suited for your procedure and personal comfort.
Why choose East Tennessee Periodontics, LLC?
Dr. Robert Cain is a highly trained and experienced periodontist serving Knoxville, TN and many communities of the Hardin Valley. Dr. Cain offers comprehensive periodontics, periodontal surgeries, cosmetic treatments and short term orthodontics for addressing a wide range of concerns. We also provide second opinions for periodontics and dental implants which include a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health, occlusal function, and diagnostics.