What is a Tooth Extraction?
Extracting a tooth can be done easily and within a matter of minutes in the office. The procedure involves loosening and lifting a tooth out of its underlying socket. Extractions are often done when there is no other way to save a tooth. The tooth may pose a threat to your future oral health and needs to be taken out as soon as possible.
Why is a Tooth Extraction needed?
The reason an extraction may be needed is because you have advanced gum disease, and your teeth are loose and decayed. You may have had some type of trauma, which has left a tooth severely cracked and broken below the gum line. For patients who have impacted wisdom teeth or stubborn baby teeth, an extraction can help to prevent problems from occurring in the future. Extractions are simple and common procedures performed by dentists worldwide.
Who is a candidate for a Tooth Extraction?
Our doctors can examine your teeth to determine if you might need or would benefit from an extraction. The extraction process can be done on both adult as well as pediatric teeth. We do everything we possibly can to save a tooth, so we will recommend other treatments, if they are available. We can go over some options with you to replace the tooth once it is gone.
What happens during the Tooth Extraction procedure?
We begin by administering a local anesthetic to the area to numb it. We then use special tools to loosen and lift the tooth from the mouth. We may place sutures to close the gums, though this isn’t always necessary. Our next step is to have you bite down on a piece of gauze to stop any bleeding. You can then head home with aftercare instructions to ensure the area heals properly.
If you would like to come into our office to consult with us about an extraction, call us today to learn more. We have a discount plan, low wait times as well as a snack and beverage bar to make your visit as comfortable and convenient as possible.