Your dentist may recommend extraction for several reasons, although it is a last resort, and is performed if restorative treatments fail to save your tooth. Following a tooth extraction, we are happy to provide you with one of our excellent tooth replacement options to restore your smile!
Tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves the complete removal of an infected, damaged or otherwise problematic tooth from its socket in the bone, to help prevent further damage and to preserve good overall oral health.
There are two methods for tooth extraction:
A simple extraction procedure can be performed in a short amount of time using a few dental instruments as minimum planning is involved. Overall, the experience is rather mild, and you will typically feel almost nothing at all.
However, in some circumstances, a surgical procedure may be required to remove the tooth. Especially if a tooth has broken beneath your gum line or if there is trouble with an impacted wisdom tooth.
This treatment process entails more time as extra attention and planning is required, compared to a simple procedure.
Less Infection – An impacted wisdom tooth will make it harder for you to clean those areas between your teeth causing the bacteria to remain and to damage not only the wisdom tooth, but it also harms other nearby teeth.
No more foul smell – If your tooth is misaligned such as your wisdom tooth, this may cause bad breath. The accumulation of food that you have been eating throughout the day gets stuck between the teeth and gives you bad breath.
Contributes to the Stem Cell Treatment – Aside that you may feel relieved from the pain that your wisdom teeth bring, this benefit may convince you to proceed with the extraction. Can you believe that by removing your painful wisdom teeth, it can help someone in the future?
Say Goodbye to Pain – By removing these set of molars, your other set of teeth will be able to occupy enough space preventing them to overcrowd your gums. Stopping your teeth to grow before it will result to
Orthodontic treatment – Removal of teeth for braces is necessary when your jawbone does not have enough space to hold the teeth that cause overcrowded, protruded, or misaligned teeth. However, in certain circumstances, you may not require extraction for orthodontic treatment if you already have enough space to move teeth to align them.
Conditions that may require an extraction to treat successfully include:
It is important to have and maintain good oral hygiene to prevent the above problems. Discussing tooth replacement options with your dentist is the next step after an extraction as further leaving the empty space may have a significant impact on your surrounding teeth, such as movement requiring orthodontic treatment, dental bridgeor adenture. However, we want to reassure you, the goal is always to preserve your existing teeth for as long as possible.
As the local anaesthetic may take a few hours to wear off. It is important to take care not too:
*Your dentist will provide you with some gauze to bite down on to help a blood clot form in the empty socket.