Dental extractions are used to remove a tooth from the mouth in its entirety. Extractions are some of the simplest dental procedures that can be completed quickly. Also, the healing and recovery period is relatively less, making the procedure very convenient.
Need for Extractions
Dental extractions would be required while treating the following oral conditions:
Cavities: Cavities are by far the most common cause for tooth extractions. They are caused due to the decay of the teeth’s tissues by the toxins released by oral bacteria. When left untreated, cavities can grow broader and deeper, thereby leading to root canal infection. If the cavities are small, we will treat them by removing the decay and filling them using tooth-colored filling material. But, if they are severe, we will have to extract them to prevent the spread of the infection.
Damage: External trauma to the mouth can lead to damaged teeth, which could be in the form of chipping, cracks, or fractures. If the severity of damage is minimal, we can restore the teeth using dental crowns, veneers, or composite bonding. But, if they are damaged severely, it is best to get them extracted to avoid pain and discomfort.
Impacted Teeth: Impacted teeth are the ones that tend to get stuck in the jawbone while erupting. Such a condition could occur due to the smaller size of the jawbone but bigger teeth that tend to get impacted in the sockets. The best way to treat such an oral condition is by removing the tooth from the jawbone completely.
Orthodontics: Malocclusion or misalignment of the teeth is a prominent oral concern that affects individuals of all ages. While treating malocclusion, the dentist will remove teeth from either side of the jawbone to make space for the movement of the teeth.
How is an Extraction Carried Out?
When you visit Laveen Dental, we will conduct a thorough diagnosis of the oral concern and understand your candidacy for the extraction. We will prepare you for it by cleaning the site of extraction and administering local anesthesia before commencing the procedure. Once the tooth is numb, we will grip it firmly using dental forceps and shake it firmly. This helps to loosen it from the surrounding fibrous tissues. Once it is loose enough, we will extract it in one firm motion. Patients would not feel any pain but only a sensation of pressure when the tooth is being removed. The wound will be covered using a suture, and suitable medication will be suggested to enable optimum healing.
We request you to schedule a consultation with our team of dental experts to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call us at (602) 237-7878 or reach out through online consultation, and we’ll be happy to help.