Having tooth extractions mean to have it removed, usually because of disease, trauma or crowding. Despite our meticulous efforts to save a tooth, in individual cases extraction is the only choice. We here at Troy Family Dental are committed to providing you the most convenient, pain-free plan possible when faced with extractions.
If you want an extraction, Dr. Boatman will first numb the region to decrease any discomfort. Following the extraction, your dentist will suggest what post extraction regimen to follow. In most circumstances, a small amount of bleeding is common. Your mouth will gradually fill in the bone wherever the tooth root was in the formation of a blood clot.
When having a procedure like an extraction done, today’s modern procedures and follow-up care are there for your advantage and comfort.
Factors pointing to the extraction of a tooth
Factors pointing to the extraction of a tooth or teeth include:
- Fractured or broken teeth
- Comprehensive trauma
- Gum Disease
- Large Amounts of tooth decay
Options to fill or replace the tooth
Losing teeth is not popular with most people; That being said, there are options to fill or replace tooth extractions;
- Conventional Dentures
- Dental bridges (porcelain teeth fused together)
- Implant retained dentures (looks like natural teeth)
Tooth extractions for a healthier mouth
Before removing a tooth, you are given a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth being extracted. Oral sedation and nitrous gas may also be used.
After removal, you may need stitches. These may need to be removed by the dentist or dissolve on their own.
Why do you need wisdom tooth extraction?
Wisdom teeth are removed to correct a problem or prevent future issues. Your jaw may not be large enough to accommodate all of them and can cause them to be impacted.
Food and germs can get trapped in this area, which can lead to infection or other more serious problems.
How well does tooth extraction work?
Tooth extraction is effective in preventing a variety of dental issues. The procedure reduces crowding of your teeth as well as prevents wisdom teeth from becoming impacted. Additionally, it prevents decay and gum disease in the area around the wisdom tooth that is hard to clean.
Dr. Boatman and his staff took amazing care of my family for years and years. When my job took us away from the area, we were all sad to lose him as our dentist. Flash forward a few years to yesterday. I developed a tooth problem my dentist couldn’t get to the bottom of, so I called Dr. Boatman’s office and said if I drove 6+ hours to see him if they would work me in even though it had been a few years since I’d been a regular patient. Of course, they were more than happy to do so. To make a long story short, Dr. Boatman, as usual, expertly got to the root of the problems (pun intended) and this morning I awoke pain free! God bless Troy Family Dental…a level of service so rare in this day and age!
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