Emergency and Therapeutic Extractions
Dental extractions are sometimes necessary due to severely damaged, broken, or infected teeth. For instance, wisdom tooth removal is one of the more common extraction procedures that we offer due to impaction or infection of these 3rd molars. Dr. Lance Timmerman provides emergency and therapeutic extractions for patients in pain or who are having a prosthesis placed, such as a dental implant.
We Keep You Comfortable
Your comfort during any dental procedure, especially extractions, is one of our top priorities. In addition to utilizing local anesthesia, we also offer sedation options during your treatment.
Types of sedation that we offer include:
- Nitrous oxide
- Oral conscious sedation / sleep dentistry
- IV sedation
We have something perfect for everyone.
Sedation not only helps keep you as comfortable as possible, it’s also great for relaxing or easing your nerves if you’re not fond of having dental treatment. Dr. Lance Timmerman is a licensed sleep dentistry provider, and we make this option available to all of our patients!
“By removing a damaged tooth, you’re protecting the rest of your smile from infection or damage to otherwise healthy teeth.”
—Dr. Lance Timmerman
Replacing Extracted Teeth
It’s important to have a plan to replace your tooth once it is extracted (except for wisdom teeth.) Otherwise, other teeth in the mouth will drift out of place and create misalignment or abnormal bite patterns throughout your mouth.
Some of the tooth replacement options that we offer at our Seattle office are
- Dental implant crowns
- Fixed dental bridges and implant bridges
- Removable dentures and partial dentures
- Implant supported dentures
We also offer the latest in gum disease laser therapy.