What is a Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction involves removing one or more of your natural teeth. We do everything possible to preserve as many teeth as we can. Unfortunately, there may come a time when a tooth is beyond the point of being saved. We are able to do extractions in our office in a comfortable, relaxed and painless manner.
Why might a Tooth Extraction be needed?
A tooth will need to be extracted for a variety of reasons. We will conduct an examination prior to recommending extraction. Some of the reasons for needing an extraction include:
- A tooth has broken below the gum line
- A tooth is loose or severely decayed
- A tooth is impacted (wisdom teeth)
- A baby tooth isn’t falling out on its own
- You have advanced gum disease and need multiple extractions prior to being fitted with a denture
- You want to avoid the problems and expense of more complicated procedures
Who is a candidate for a Tooth Extraction?
With the help of an exam, we will be able to determine if you might need to have a tooth removed. If you need an extraction, it is important to consider treatment as soon as possible to prevent further issues for your oral health. Extractions can be done on both pediatric as well as adult patients. Our goal is to make the procedure as easy and quick for you as possible.
What happens during the Tooth Extraction process?
The extraction process always begins with either a local or general anesthetic. This is used to relax and numb the area to make the procedure painless. We then use special instruments to loosen and lift the actual tooth. Sutures may be necessary to close up the gums. You’ll then bite down on gauze to stop bleeding before leaving the office. We will provide you with aftercare instructions on how to properly care for your mouth while it is healing from oral surgery.
If you think you might benefit from a tooth extraction, call us today so that one of our friendly staff members can further assist you.