Teeth Extractions

Teeth Extractions

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Teeth extractions are necessary when the patient has sustained a serious tooth injury or has a severely decayed tooth. As dentists, we will consider all treatment options available to preserve the tooth, prior to recommending an extraction.

When would an extraction be recommended?

  • When a patient has sustained a serious injury to the mouth, it could result in a broken tooth. If the tooth is broken below the gumline, or missing too much of its structure, an extraction is recommended.
  • Cavities can put a tooth at a considerable risk of failing. If left untreated for a long time, the bacteria in cavities could gain entry into the deeper layers of the tooth and cause nerve infection. When a tooth is so badly decayed that it cannot be restored, the best way to prevent the infection from spreading is by extracting the tooth.
  • Impacted wisdom teeth tend to get stuck in between the gums and jawbone socket just while emerging. This is a highly painful condition and can give rise to infections in the impacted area. Hence, dentists often suggest extracting impacted wisdom teeth.
  • Sometimes, teeth may have to be extracted during orthodontic treatments to make space for the remaining teeth to move to their correct alignments.

How is an extraction done?

During the visit to our dental office, we will conduct an exam of the tooth that includes an xray. If the tooth is deemed nonrestorable we will prepare you for an extraction.

Local anesthesia, numbing, will be given to the gums and teeth to avoid discomfort in the mouth during the procedure. This takes away the sensation in the oral region, meaning you wouldn’t be able to feel your mouth for a brief period. The numbing typically wears off after a few hours. Once numb, the dentist will use a variety of instruments to remove the tooth from the mouth. After the extraction is completed, care instructions will be discussed and your dentist may suggest medication to facilitate optimum healing of the extraction site. You will be able to resume regular oral functions in a few days.

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