Tooth Extractions

You Don’t Have to Fear Tooth Extractions

A Quick and Easy Procedure To Remove Damaged Teeth

Of the many dental procedures patients may have to endure, tooth extraction is undoubtedly among the least desirable ones. But in some cases, they are unavoidable.

If a tooth is damaged by decay or broken, your dentist will typically try to repair it with a crown, filling or another method. When there’s excessive damage that can’t be repaired, the tooth will need to be extracted. A loose tooth also will also require extraction if there’s no way to save it.

Here are some other common reasons a tooth extraction is performed.

  • Irreparable tooth decay. Bacteria that enter the tooth through a chip or crack can result in tooth decay. When it infects the area where nerves and blood vessels are collected, it can become infected, and eventually lead to an abscess. When it has been determined that a tooth is no longer viable because of infection to the nerve, it could be time to extract it.
  • Bone loss. Bone loss around the tooth is often the result of periodontal disease. When the bone loss is extreme due to increased oral inflammation, environmental factors such as smoking or poor hygiene or systemic disease, the teeth become loose and move into a misaligned state where they can no longer provide the required support.
  • Fracture of a root or tooth. External trauma can lead to a fracture on the root surface, causing uncorrectable damage. These fractures can be the result of an accident or being elbowed in the mouth while playing sports. They could also be caused by biting down on the wrong food while eating.
  • Impacted wisdom tooth. When wisdom teeth are impacted, they are typically stuck in the bony section of the jaw. Impacted wisdom teeth are painful and can be challenging to clean, which can lead to gum disease and other dental issues.

How Are Tooth Extractions Performed?

With simple extractions, anesthesia is used to numb the area after which the dentist confirms sufficient numbness with a probe. A laser or drill may be needed to access deeper parts of the tooth in order to make room for the other instruments that will be used to loosen the tooth in its socket.

Once the dentist has the required amount of movement, forceps are used to push the tooth downward until it pops out of its socket. The dentist then cleans the open area to ensure that there are no fragments left in the socket. After it is washed with saline solution, stitches are used to put the gum tissue back in its original position.

Healing From a Tooth Extraction

A dentist will typically advise a patient who’s had an extraction to apply an ice pack and bite on gauze for 30 minutes. Depending on your level of pain, you may want to avoid harder foods for a while.

We’re here to make sure you’re comfortable before, during, and after your dental extraction. If you’re feeling uneasy about the procedure, be sure to let us know!

 

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