Wearing dental braces or having implants is a great way of improving the quality of your smile. However, in order to ensure perfect fit and function of these restorations, the dentist would want to ensure that nothing hinders its presence in your oral cavity, and hence, a few teeth may need to be extracted.
What is tooth extraction?
Tooth extraction is a dental procedure that is performed either by a dentist or an oral surgeon to remove unwanted teeth from the oral cavity. Tooth extraction may also be performed on wisdom teeth. The procedure could be carried out with local/intravenous anesthesia or a combination of both.
What are the possible reasons for tooth extraction?
Apart from having to extract teeth prior to the placement of restorations, tooth extractions may also be performed due to other reasons such as tooth decay, tooth infection, overcrowding of teeth, teeth that are broken or impacted.
What is the procedure involved in a typical tooth extraction?
Tooth extraction, although surgical, is relatively a simple procedure as compared to others. Below are two types of teeth extractions that are generally performed by your dentist.
The patient would be administered with local anesthesia to ensure ease during the procedure. The dentist or oral surgeon would use an instrument known as an elevator to loosen the tooth. Later, forceps would be used to remove the tooth.
A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure. The patient would be administered either with local or intravenous anesthesia. The procedure would involve making an incision on the gums to remove the bone around the tooth or have the tooth extracted.
As you visit us, we would discuss your dental procedure in detail and ensure that you have the best of our service. To understand more about the treatment options, we request to place an appointment with us at Everyone’s Family Dental today.