Dentistry aims to preserve your natural teeth, but many times, a tooth’s damage is beyond repair and extraction is the only way to prevent the infection, decay or problem from affecting the other teeth in the mouth.
A tooth extraction may be needed for one or more of the following reasons:
- Disease or Trauma: A tooth damaged by trauma or disease can be saved in many ways such ascrowns, root canal treatmentetc. However, in some cases, these treatments cannot repair or correct the damage in a tooth and extraction may be needed as a last resort.
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth: removal of impacted wisdom teethis important in order toprevent damage from being caused to healthy teeth around them.
- Orthodontic Treatment: if there is crowding of teeth in the mouth, then extracting some teeth and aligning the others in the dental arch can create appropriate space for the teeth to develop properly and allow a healthy bite.
- Baby Teeth: If a baby tooth is not lost in time or is out of position, it may need to be removed in order to allow the permanent tooth underneath it to erupt normally.
Before starting the extraction process, an X-ray is taken to assess the condition of the surrounding bone and the position of the tooth roots. The area is numbed using local anesthesia and sedation may be used for people who need extra relaxation and comfort during the procedure, or if multiple extractions are being performed in a single visit. The tooth is then extracted and the site is cleaned. Bone grafting may be done to make sure that the bone around the extraction site does not deteriorate. Post-surgery, the area is covered with a gauze pad to control bleeding. It is normal to experience discomfort and swelling for a few days after the procedure. This can be curbed with the use of medication and ice packs.
If you are looking for comfortable and painless tooth extractions, Classic Dental Artsis the place for you.Call us at (732) 301-6333.