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Tooth Extraction


Woman holding cheek due to tooth acheWhen adults lose their teeth, it can be very traumatic. When we lose teeth as a child it is one thing but when adults have gaps in their smiles it can be quite different. The proper terminology for having a tooth pulled is called an extraction. Whether the patient has suffered a trauma, been diagnosed with gum disease, or suffered a severe trauma to the head or mouth, teeth can become damaged to the point that they need to be removed or they will cause infection. Also, wisdom teeth may need to be extracted too when they become impacted which means they either do not erupt through the gums or only partially do so. If not removed, they can potentially cause problems with the upper and lower back teeth.
Our staff will need to do a full dental examination and assessment to determine which procedure might be necessary to properly care for the patient. Please come in to see us at Smile Dental Care to get things started.

When Do I Need an Extraction?


Many people do not realize there is more than one way to extract a tooth. There are typically two types considered. They both use tools to pull the entire tooth from the supporting structure. It may involve a local anesthetic to dull the pain and discomfort the patient may feel during the surgery. The first type of extraction is known as a simple extraction. Using local anesthetic applied to both gum and tooth tissue minimizes the pain. Using gentle pressure, the tooth is removed from the supportive gum and bone. A surgical extraction is the second type and utilizes the same anesthetic. When the tooth is embedded or other complications present themselves, this is when a surgical extraction would be needed. An incision is made at the gumline around the tooth to expose the bone. In some cases, our team has to break the tooth into smaller sections to make it easier to remove. Sedation is applied to ensure the patient is comfortable during the entire procedure.

Is an Extraction Restorative Dentistry?


Though it has been around for centuries, the extraction process has been refined into a simple, single appointment process. Infection rates are extremely low and patient satisfaction is always very high with this procedure. Patients are typically advised to follow a soft diet and cold beverages to help the healing process. Brushing is still recommended however it is very important to avoid brushing too vigorously at the site of the extraction. Patients will want to have their heads raised when lying down to rest. This will help keep the swelling down. Prescription meds can be given to help with the swelling and pain as well during recovery. Those patients who are dealing with tooth loss, may be suffering from pain from an infected tooth, or dealing with badly decayed teeth may want to look to an extraction as a potential solution. After a tooth extraction, patients may want to look into dental crowns or bridges for their adjoining teeth.

Let our staff take a look and evaluate your situation to determine which is the best treatment course to fit your needs. You can find us at Smile Dental Care. You can also give us a call at to discuss your options.

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Regular checkups and professional cleanings from Smile Dental Care can drastically reduce your risk of developing dental problems that lead to extractions.
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