Covid-19 Health Update

Acadia Family Dentistry considers the health and safety of our patients and staff as our highest priority. We have implemented some additional precautionary measures apart from the universal precautions to ensure the health and well-being of everyone. Some of these measures are:
  • Scheduling high-risk patients at designated times
  • Subjecting all patients to a temperature scan at the entrance to ensure their temperatures are below 100.4 degrees.
  • Disinfecting reception room, check-in and check-out countertops and bathrooms every hour, and wiping doorknobs and sinks with disinfectant regularly.
  • Hydrogen peroxide rinses provided before treatment begins.
  • All patients will call to notify staff of their arrivals and wait in the car until they are ready to be seen.
  • Removing magazines, toys, and non-essential items from the reception room.
  • Practicing social distancing: which includes no handshaking and hugging.

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Tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal in Thibodaux, LA

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Did you know that most Americans will have at least one tooth extracted at some point in their lives? At Acadia Family Dentistry in Thibodaux, LA, we believe in taking every step possible to preserve your natural teeth, but sometimes, issues arise that significantly compromise the health of the tooth and surrounding tissues and an extraction is necessary. When this happens, we provide gentle and comfortable tooth extractions, including removal of wisdom teeth.

The reason getting a tooth pulled might be recommended

With good home hygiene and routine cleanings and check-ups at the dentist, you can prevent many oral health issues such as decay and disease. However, even the most diligent patients might need one or more teeth extracted at some point. Common issues that can lead to the need for a tooth extraction include:

  • Broken tooth: Accidents and traumatic injuries can cause significant damage to teeth, including fractures or breaks along the surface or the roots. Teeth that have been weakened due to decay or conditions such as bruxism (grinding and clenching) can also break more easily, sometimes during seemingly benign activities such as eating popcorn. If the damage due to a tooth break or fracture is irreparable, an extraction may be necessary.
  • Tooth decay that cannot be repaired: If tooth decay is not treated, it can continue into the deeper layers of the tooth and into the pulp and root, where it can cause immense pain. In some cases, the tooth can be repaired with root canal therapy, but if not, a tooth extraction might be the only option.
  • Loss of bone around the tooth: Gum disease is an insidious process that, when left untreated, can cause your teeth to become loose due to the loss of bone surrounding the teeth; when this happens, the tooth cannot function properly while you are eating and may cause pain or further injury to the bone, and extraction may be necessary
  • Impacted wisdom teeth removal: Wisdom teeth typically start emerging around the ages of 17 to 25, and in many cases, there is simply not enough room in the mouth for them to grow in. When that happens, they can become impacted, or stuck beneath the gums unable to erupt, and cause pain and other oral health problems. When this occurs, extracting them is typically the best option.

All you need to know about tooth extractions at Acadia Family Dentistry - Dr. Nhu Le

All you need to know about tooth extractions
When should you opt for a tooth extraction? Are you in need of a tooth extraction? Watch this video as Dr. Nhu Le from Acadia Family Dentistry explains all about tooth extractions.
Video Transcript

Why would anyone need a tooth extraction?

Extractions are needed when the tooth is broken, and the nerve is exposed, causing pain or an abscess. A dental extraction is the last resort treatment to get you out of pain.

What is the procedure to extract a tooth?

To keep you comfortable the dentist can give you an oral medication to take the day before and on the day of the dental appointment.

The infected tooth is numb, and then the tooth will be removed by the dentist. After the extraction, you are required to bite down tightly on the gauze for the next 24 to 48 hours.

You can expect to have a lot of bleeding, swelling, and pain. You are required to not smoke, do heavy exercise, or heavy lifting.

Real Patient Results at Acadia Family Dentistry

same day tooth extracted and a partial denture in Thibodaux LA

Doemeca Domangue had her #7 tooth extracted and a partial denture placed on the same day.

Gentle extractions for your oral health

At Acadia Family Dentistry, we understand that getting a tooth pulled can be a stressful process, which is why we take several measures to keep you comfortable, relaxed, and pain-free. We use effective anesthetics and offer nitrous oxide sedation to help you feel calm and use the latest techniques to help ensure a smooth and rapid recovery.

To schedule your appointment at Acadia Family Dentistry, call us in Thibodaux, LA today at (985) 303-2920

Dr. Nhu Le, DMD

Dr. Nhu Le, DMD - Acadia Family Dentistry

Dr. Nhu Le believes that her patients deserve the best dental care and treats them like family.

She attended high school in Iowa, obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, graduated from dental school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida, and completed her General Practice Residency at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. She worked for a group practice in Orlando, Florida for three years before moving to Southeast Louisiana and to New Orleans. She is currently following dental curriculum at Kois Center.

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