At the office of Shore Family Dentistry, we care most about the health and happiness of our patients. Our skilled and experienced team works hard to make sure patients are comfortable and don’t have to worry about going to the dentist. Patients respect and trust our office because we always give them kind, personalized care that is gentle and precise.
Even though we do everything we can to keep your natural smile intact, we sometimes have to pull a tooth to protect your oral health and overall health.
A “baby” or deciduous tooth that is over retained (reluctant to fall out), severely decayed, or damaged
A permanent tooth that has extensive decay and is deemed non-restorable
A permanent tooth that has been severely fractured or cracked and can not be restored
Advanced gum disease that has significantly compromised the tooth’s supporting tissues
Poorly positioned, impacted, or decayed wisdom teeth
As a trusted dentist in Columbia, we’ve established a reputation for excellence by providing the highest quality skilled and experienced state-of-the-art care.
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Every patient is different, and each situation is unique. But when a local anesthetic is used to numb a tooth and the tissues around it, you should only feel a little pressure, not pain, as the tooth is being pulled out of the gums and other tissues. When a patient is nervous or needs a surgical extraction, our office will talk to them about dental sedation options to help them feel more relaxed and less pain.
In a very small percentage of cases, a condition known as dry socket can develop in the aftermath of a dental extraction. This painful condition can arise when the blood clot in the extraction site doesn’t form properly or gets dislodged. With dry socket, you may experience throbbing pain and symptoms such as bad breath and an unpleasant taste in your mouth. As skilled providers of care, our office will provide immediate treatment to alleviate your discomfort and promote healing.
We know that many people may feel anxious about coming to the dentist, so it is our goal to make your visit with us as pain and anxiety free as possible.
We try to make it easy for our patients to schedule their appointments online. You don’t have to pick up the phone ask about availability – just check your calendar against ours and choose the best time for you.