Sometimes a tooth becomes so decayed or damaged that extraction becomes necessary. Other reasons include:
- Infection: Antibiotic-resistant tooth infections may require an extraction to treat the problem.
- Gum disease: If periodontal disease causes your teeth to loosen, extraction may be necessary.
- Crowded teeth: Teeth occasionally have to be extracted to prepare your mouth for orthodontic work.
- Impacted wisdom teeth: If your wisdom teeth become severely impacted, extraction is a recommended treatment
Prior to any extraction work, your dentist will carry out a complete examination of your tooth and the surrounding tissues to evaluate their condition. Most extractions are relatively straightforward and pain-free procedures, so you don’t need to worry. If you still experience anxiety at the prospect of having a tooth pulled, we can offer conscious sedation, which will leave you relaxed throughout the procedure.
Post-extraction care includes:
- Plenty of rest
- Temporary limits on what you may eat and drink
- Refraining from smoking
- Taking care of the extraction site.
If you are experiencing dental pain or discomfort and suspect that you may need to have one or more teeth extracted, contact your nearest Quality Dental Office today. We will deliver a comfortable and compassionate treatment regimen that will eliminate your pain and put you back on track to good dental health.