Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. Although our dentists strive to preserve natural teeth whenever possible, there are certain situations where extraction becomes necessary.
Common reasons for tooth extraction include:
Severe Tooth Decay: When decay has progressed to an advanced stage, compromising the tooth's structure and affecting surrounding teeth, extraction may be the best course of action.
Irreparable Tooth Damage: Teeth that are severely cracked, fractured, or broken beyond repair may need to be extracted to prevent further complications.
Periodontal Disease: Advanced gum disease can lead to tooth loss. In cases where the disease has caused extensive damage to the tooth's supporting structures, extraction may be necessary.
Overcrowding: If your mouth is overcrowded and there is not enough space to accommodate all your teeth, extraction may be required to create room for proper alignment or orthodontic treatment.
Wisdom Teeth Removal: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often erupt incorrectly or become impacted, causing pain, infection, and other issues. Extraction is commonly recommended to alleviate discomfort and prevent complications.
The Tooth Extraction Process:
Evaluation and Planning: Dr. Michael and Dr. Justine will conduct a thorough examination, which may include X-rays, to assess the condition of the tooth and surrounding structures. They will explain the procedure to you in detail, answer any questions you may have and develop a personalized treatment plan.
Sedation: We offer various sedation options to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Our dentists will recommend the most appropriate method based on the complexity of the extraction and your anxiety level.
Extraction Procedure: Using specialized tools and techniques, the tooth with carefully be removed from the socket.
Post-Extraction Care: Our team will provide you with detailed instructions on post-operative care to promote proper healing and minimize the risk of complications. We may also discuss tooth replacement options, such as dental implants, bridges, or dentures, to restore your smile's functionality and aesthetics.
If you require tooth extraction or have concerns about a problematic tooth, don't hesitate to contact Rolling Creek Family Dentistry.
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