Safeguard Your Smile with Tooth Removal
When a troublesome tooth becomes too unhealthy for other restorative treatments, we may suggest an extraction to protect the health of your entire mouth.
What Is An Extraction?
An extraction is a tooth removal. You may require an extraction of a problematic tooth, such as damaged or diseased teeth, loose teeth, or wisdom teeth that have become impacted or that are growing poorly. Your dentist will numb your tooth and the surrounding tissue. The removal will then include the careful extraction of your tooth with a special dental instrument.
Why Is An Extraction Significant?
Each of your teeth is an essential tool in your daily life. From showing off a complete smile to eating and speaking, you need a full set of teeth. Because even one tooth may threaten the health of surrounding teeth, it is important to address this issue immediately to prevent the need for more complicated and costly restorative treatments in the future. An extraction may prevent the spread of infection throughout your mouth.
Will You Replace My Tooth?
We will replace your tooth with a dental prosthetic. Your dentist will discuss your options with you, which may include dental implants, a dental bridge, or a partial denture. Keep in mind, you will first need to heal after your surgery. We will provide you with aftercare instructions, which will typically including:
- Eat soft foods
- Do not create a sucking motion with your mouth or interrupt the formation of a clot at the extraction site – this is an important part of your body’s natural healing process
- You may need to schedule time away from work or school to rest and heal