In rare cases, tooth removal is the best way to safeguard your healthy smile.
Your dentist at Spring Dental may determine that you need a tooth extraction. A tooth extraction can relieve pain and protect your mouth’s overall well-being. If you need an extraction, there’s no need to worry. Our dentists always use a gentle approach. They will make sure you feel comfortable and have a pleasant procedure.
Any time dental restorations cannot save a tooth, it is important to extract and restore the tooth before problems spread to the rest of your smile. Potential reasons for tooth extraction include:
- Teeth that are severely decayed
- Teeth that have been affected by advanced gum disease, or periodontitis
- Teeth that are broken in ways that cannot be repaired
- Teeth that are poorly positioned in the mouth and are causing pain or misalignment
The Extraction Process
Your dentist will either give you a local anesthetic or sedate you, depending on which is best for you. This guarantees your utmost comfort.
Once your anesthesia or sedation has kicked in, your dentist will rock the tooth back and forth to widen the socket and then gently pull it out. If the tooth is under the gums, your dentist will divide the tooth into sections and remove it one section at a time. You should feel pressure, but no pain during your procedure.
Post-Procedure Home Care
We will continue to work with you after the procedure. If you have any questions about your healing process, give us a call right away.
Your recovery process should not be much longer than a couple weeks. You should be able to resume your normal activities a day or two after the procedure.
Guiding You Through Smile Improvement
Our staff at Spring Dental will schedule your appointment at a time that is best for you. We offer evening and weekend hours to make your experience easy. Our dedicated dentists will go above and beyond to make your extraction process convenient and comfortable for you. Trust us with your smile. Call your local Spring Dental office today!