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.

Teeth Removal Dentist in Thibodaux Area

Key Facts You Should Know About Tooth Extraction

At Acadia Family Dentistry, our first inclination is to save natural teeth. There may be times, however, when tooth removal is needed to protect healthy teeth or preserve your oral health. Tooth extraction is a standard dental treatment used only when necessary. If a tooth has suffered such severe damage or decay that it can’t be saved, Dr. Nhu Le may recommend extraction. For tooth extraction services you can trust, come to Acadia Family Dentistry in Thibodaux.

Reasons to Extract a Tooth

Tooth extractions are generally done as a last resort, as priority is given to saving natural teeth. There are circumstances, however, when tooth extraction is the right decision. Dr. Le may recommend extraction for the following reasons:

  • Your tooth is so severely decayed or damaged that it’s beyond saving
  • Teeth are impacted
  • Your teeth have suffered extensive damage due to periodontal disease
  • Overcrowding
  • To make room for orthodontic treatment

What You Should Know About Tooth Extraction

Many people have misconceptions about tooth extraction. The following facts can give you a better understanding of this procedure.

  • Extraction removes the entire tooth from its socket, including its roots – Visible teeth above the gum line can generally be removed with forceps via a simple extraction procedure. Impacted teeth will need a surgical extraction. We’ll make an incision in your gum to remove the bone structure to extract your tooth and then suture the area to help it heal.
  • Tooth extractions are not painful – You’ll be given an anesthetic for this procedure to ensure you feel no pain or discomfort during treatment.
  • Blood clots are normal and part of the healing process – When you brush, avoid the extraction site to keep from disturbing the blood clot.
  • After-care is a must – Follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions carefully to avoid post-extraction infection and promote successful recovery.
  • Recovery can take up to two weeks, after which you can eat normally again.
Call Our Office for More Information
New Patients : (985) 303-2920 | Existing Patients : (985) 446-2888

Tooth Extraction Near Me in Thibodaux

To schedule a consultation for tooth extraction services, contact your tooth removal dentist, Dr. Nhu Le from Acadia Family Dentistry, Thibodaux, at (985) 303-2920.

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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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