Begin with the end in mind
Losing a tooth is no small thing. It’s a big deal. So the very first thing that I would love to say about having a tooth extracted is that we want to do it in a way that sets you up for success in the future. So how’s that possible, right?
So if you’re losing a tooth, you want to think about the end game. What am I putting back? Now in some situations, it’s not necessary to put teeth back. I want you to know, regardless of the end game, whether it’s tooth replacement therapy options or we don’t really need to replace this tooth, our goal is to extract or take the tooth out in a way that you don’t feel pain. You feel like you’ve been cared for. No one’s telling you just grab the chair and hold on. We’re not getting on your chest, as we hear, and holding you down. I mean, like, that just sounds bad. And I wouldn’t want that done to me, and so I’m not going to do it to you.
And so our goal is to help you get teeth out in the least traumatic way. And then, in fact, a lot of our patients, in fact, most of the time we offer bone grafting, and that’s the first step, right, after an extraction is the healing process. And so one of the things that we do after an extraction is we do bone grafting. And so we offer that service here as a way to get you on the path to maybe restoring function or maybe just healing better. And I’m excited to offer extractions here at My Family Dentistry and doing it in a way that really provides next-level care.