Through routine dental care, you may be able to preserve your natural teeth for the course of your life. In some cases, however, a tooth may become so damaged, diseased, or decayed that it simply cannot be salvaged, making it important to extract and replace it promptly. At Chapel Hill Oral Surgery, we have earned patients’ trust throughout the Chapel Hill, NC community, providing them with safety, expedience, and comfort during tooth extraction.

When Is a Tooth Extraction Necessary?

There are several instances in which a tooth extraction might be necessary to save the integrity of your smile. Examples include:

  • The tooth has become badly broken in an accident or other traumatic event.
  • The tooth has been significantly damaged due to periodontal disease.
  • Abscesses have formed around the tooth, contributing to ongoing discomfort.
  • The tooth is impacted, either partially or completely trapped in gum or bone, and cannot safely emerge into the smile with oral surgery.
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A Walkthrough of Our Process

The first step in your tooth extraction journey is a consultation. You will meet one-on-one with Dr. Hill, who will confirm your need for an extraction and also discuss options for bone grafting or immediate implant placement. In some cases, patients may be candidates for immediate tooth replacement utilizing our sophisticated state-of-the-art guided technology.

Voices of Satisfaction

Patient Reviews

“My entire procedure – from tooth extraction to implant – was painless! In short, this is actually the best experience I have ever had with a dentist..”

-FS Eberts.

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On the day of your procedure, you will be warmly welcomed into a comfortable treatment room. Our anesthesia team will provide sedation to promote your comfort and monitor your safety, promoting a smooth and quick procedure.

Dr. Hill will carefully remove the tooth while performing any additional procedures agreed upon during the consultation, including bone grafting or the placement of a dental implant.

Following a tooth extraction, you may need two to three days to recover at home, using Tylenol® or Ibuprofen to mediate discomfort. Our practice provides the Comfort Control Clock™ to help you regulate the use of these medications for a more comfortable and healthy recovery.

Chapel Hill Oral Surgery: Exactly Like Nowhere Else

At Chapel Hill Oral Surgery, we take patient safety and exceptional care to a new level. Our core values – safety, wellness, integrity, and mastery (SWIM™) – guide every step of your journey. Dr. Hill and our team offer years of experience with an emphasis on patient safety. Achieve a healthier smile with tooth extraction and replacement in Chapel Hill, NC today and schedule a consultation online at (919) 238-9961.