One of the main goals of modern dentistry is the prevention of tooth loss. However, it is still sometimes necessary to remove a tooth. Here are some of the reasons a tooth may need to be extracted: severe decay, advanced periodontal disease, infection or abcess, orthodontic correction, malpositioned teeth, fractured teeth or roots, impacted teeth.
Many people require removal of their third molars also known as wisdom teeth. As with any surgical procedure, there are some possible risks and complications. The decision on third morlar removal should be decided by a patient and our dentist.
Extraction of third molars is generally recommended: when wisdom teeth only partially erupt, when there is a chance that poorly aligned wisdom teeth will damage adjacent teeth, or when a cyst forms, destroying surrounding structures such as bone tooth roots.
Tooth extraction procedures today are far less painful than ever before, thanks to powerful anesthetics and sedatives. In many cases, a patient who has tooth pulled experiences little or no discomfort, and only minor bleeding.
Before a tooth is extracted, the area surrounding the tooth is numbed with a topical/and or injectable anesthetic.
Patients with extracted teeth sometimes need to take an antibiotic, and at the very least, take precautions following the procedure to ensure that infection doesn’t occur.
When having an extraction, today’s modern procedures and follow up care as recommended by our dentist are there to provide you the patient great benefit and comfort.