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Dental Extractions

Professionally extract damaged or decayed teeth to alleviate pain and prevent further oral health complications.

Introduction to Dental Extractions

Dental extractions involve the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone. Extractions are performed for a variety of reasons but most commonly to remove teeth that have become unrestorable through tooth decay, periodontal disease, or dental trauma, especially when they are associated with toothache.

Reasons for Dental Extractions

  • Severe Decay: Teeth that are severely decayed and beyond repair may need to be extracted to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Periodontal Disease: Advanced gum disease can cause the loosening of teeth, necessitating their removal.
  • Impacted Teeth: Common with wisdom teeth, impaction can cause pain and lead to infection, making extraction necessary.
  • Orthodontic Treatment: Teeth may be extracted to create space for the remaining teeth to move into place properly, particularly in orthodontic treatments.

What to Expect During a Dental Extraction Procedure

The dental extraction process typically includes the following steps:

  1. Initial Assessment: Your dentist will take X-rays and assess the affected tooth, considering factors like tooth position and root configuration.
  2. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area around the tooth to be extracted, ensuring you feel no pain during the procedure.
  3. The Extraction: Special tools are used to loosen the tooth and carefully remove it from the jawbone.
  4. Post-Extraction Care: Your dentist will provide instructions for caring for the extraction site to ensure healing. This typically includes biting on a piece of gauze to control bleeding and promote clot formation.

Post-Procedure Care and Recovery

Proper care after a tooth extraction is vital to healing and includes the following guidelines:

  • Avoid Rinse or Spit for 24 Hours: To ensure the formation of a blood clot at the extraction site, avoid any suction in the mouth such as rinsing, spitting, or using a straw.
  • Eat Soft Foods: After the anesthesia wears off, stick to soft foods and liquids and gradually reintroduce solid foods as healing progresses.
  • Pain Management: Over-the-counter pain relievers may be recommended to manage discomfort following the procedure.
  • Follow-Up: If stitches are used or if there are any complications, a follow-up appointment may be necessary to ensure proper healing.

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If you're experiencing pain or think you might need a tooth extracted, don't hesitate to contact us. Our experienced dental team is ready to provide you with professional care and ensure the best outcome for your oral health.

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