Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
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Meet the Doctor

Dr. Cook's genuine concern for your well-being ensures that you will always receive outstanding dental care.

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About Our Office

Our friendly professional team works hard to make you comfortable so that every visit is enjoyable and stress-free.

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We stay current with the latest dental treatments to provide you with the services you need for excellent oral health.

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Simple or Surgical Extraction: What’s the Difference?

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If you have ever needed to have a tooth extracted, you know it can have a profound effect on you, regardless of the reason. That is why your dentist will exhaust every treatment option before recommending extraction.

Types of Dental Extractions

There are many reasons why a tooth might need to be removed, but all extractions fall into one of two categories – simple or surgical.

Simple Extraction

The procedure is referred to as a simple extraction when the tooth is visible above the gum line and is in the optimal position for easy removal. Some reasons for simple extractions are:

  • A severely decayed or infected tooth can’t be saved with treatment
  • In preparation for orthodontic ...

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What You Can Expect When You Get Your Wisdom Teeth Out

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Is it time for your wisdom teeth to come out? We know this isn’t a procedure people look forward to, but knowing what to expect can make the whole process feel less stressful.

At Dr. Cook’s office in Birmingham, AL, tooth extraction is a fairly routine procedure. This means that Dr. Cook’s skill and compassion are both exemplary. We’ll make sure that you are comfortable and relaxed throughout your procedure and provide you with everything you need to know so you can be comfortable at home as well.

Our Birmingham AL Office is with You from the Beginning

If your wisdom teeth need to come out, it means that they are causing ...

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When Tooth Extractions are Necessary

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One of the dental procedures that cause people the most anxiety is tooth extractions, yet, in most cases, dentists will only do an extraction as a last resort. When it is necessary, it is often needed due to extreme tooth decay, crowding, and when your wisdom teeth are coming in. Patients generally are in less pain after the procedure and can quickly go back to their day to day routines. Extractions can be scary, but Dr. Aaron Cook and his team at Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry strive to make sure their patients are comfortable and informed before any extraction procedure. 

When are Extractions Necessary?

  • Wisdom Teeth – In between ...

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