Gentle Dental Extractions Provide Immediate Pain Relief and Support a Healthy Smile

At Lifestyle Dentistry, we make it fun and comfortable for all dental treatments, including tooth extractions. We combine gentle dental care and the latest technologies to maximize comfort during treatment. So, when Dr. Aja Nichols recommends tooth removal, you have nothing to fear — we have made dental extractions fast and painless. 

Is tooth removal necessary?

Lifestyle Dentistry understands nothing can get close to your natural teeth. We use dental crowns, fillings, and other restorative services to salvage compromised teeth. However, sometimes your beloved tooth has to go to relieve pain and save your overall dental health. 

Our dental team will recommend tooth extraction if your tooth is beyond restoration. For instance, endodontic therapy or dental crowns can’t save your tooth if you have a severely damaged or decayed tooth. In such cases, we recommend removing your tooth to reduce pain and the risk of infection. 

Additionally, extracting your teeth will be necessary in case of overcrowding or impacted wisdom teeth. Also, when your tooth compromises your orthodontic treatment, we usually recommend extraction to create space for other teeth during alignment.

What to expect during dental extraction 

Before removing your tooth, we use dental x-rays to examine your diseased tooth and the surrounding tissues. Dental radiography helps your dentist to plan your treatment. After the initial examination, we numb your tooth and the nearby tissues to minimize discomfort during treatment. 

We recommend a simple extraction where your tooth is visible above the gum line. Here, we use special tools to loosen and pull out the tooth from its socket. This process isn’t painful — you only feel slight pressure when loosening the tooth. 

A surgical extraction will be the best option if you have an impacted (trapped) wisdom tooth or a tooth broken at the gum line level. After numbing your gums, your dentist incises the gingival tissue to access the hidden tooth. Then, she breaks it into pieces for easy removal. Finally, she cleans and sutures the surgical site to pave the way for recovery.

Patients usually experience mild swelling, pain, and bruising after tooth extraction. These symptoms are nothing out of the ordinary. Our dental team recommends medication and home remedies to ease discomfort for an uneventful recovery.   

Your one-stop shop for dental extraction services

Whether you need a simple, emergency, or wisdom tooth extraction, you can count on Lifestyle Dentistry. Dr. Aja Nichols offers gentle yet effective dental extractions to save smiles in Smyrna, GA, and its environs. Suspect you need tooth removal? Please dial (678) 884-4494 to book a consultation.  

Aja Gilmore-Nichols, DDS

Dr. Aja Nichols

Aja Gilmore-Nichols, DDS, attended dental school in Indiana and served in the US Navy for five years before settling in Smyrna, GA. After receiving her Georgia licensure, she worked for ‘corporate dentistry’ and a mobile dental company caring for underserved elementary and middle school children before opening Lifestyle Dentistry in 2016.

Dr. Nichols focuses on the ABCs of dentistry: Airway, Breath, and Cosmetics. With a mission to “do the right things, at the right time, for the right reasons,” she likes to educate her patients so they can make informed decisions. She aims to provide relationship-focused dentistry that helps her patients achieve their dental goals.