What are Tooth Extractions?
Extractions are performed in our office when a tooth is problematic and threatens your oral health. We offer several sedation options to make the procedure comfortable for you or your loved one. A tooth extraction will involve total removal of one of your natural teeth. Once removed, we can help to find ways to replace the tooth, if possible.
Why might you need a Tooth Extraction?
A tooth that has cracked or broken extensively may need to be removed. If you have periodontal disease, your remaining teeth may be loose or decayed. We might suggest removing the remaining teeth in order to make and then place a denture. Extractions can be beneficial for children who have stubborn primary teeth or teens and adults with impacted wisdom teeth.
What makes someone a candidate for a Tooth Extraction?
An exam allows us to determine if you might need a full extraction. While our goal in the office is to preserve as many natural teeth as feasibly possible, some teeth need to be removed in order to benefit your oral health. If it’s found that a tooth needs to be removed, we recommend coming in for the procedure to prevent the tooth from causing future problems. The procedure is easy, quick and done as comfortably as possible.
What can you expect during the Tooth Extraction appointment?
We first provide you either with a local anesthetic or full sedation. We can go over sedative options during your consultation visit. We will then use special dental instruments to loosen and then carefully lift the entire tooth from the socket underneath. If the gums need to be stitched, sutures will be placed immediately following the extraction. You’ll bite on either gauze or cotton to stop all bleeding. Post-operative care instruction are provided to you so that you can care for your mouth after leaving the office and going home.
If you suspect that one or more of your teeth needs to be removed, call our office today and we will be able to answer any questions you may have.