Extraction of teeth is a very common surgery. An extraction is only utilized as a last resort when nothing else can be done to save the tooth.
Here's a rundown of some of the most common reasons for tooth extraction:
One of the most prevalent reasons for tooth extraction is decay. Root canal operations can be challenging to conduct when decay affects both the surface and the tooth's pulp. Root canal therapy is only possible if the tooth's overall structure is in good shape.
This is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. Teeth are frequently pulled because the gums and surrounding bone have deteriorated, so they can no longer safely keep the tooth in place. Advanced periodontal disease is usually invariably the cause of bone and gum recession (gum disease). Because of the low bone density, recovering the native tooth is slim.
Extra teeth can have a variety of causes, but the most prevalent is that they are baby teeth that have not yet fallen out. Extra teeth occupy arch space, forcing neighboring teeth to twist out of place. In this scenario, tooth extraction is required to allow adequate room for the teeth to realign correctly.
Traditional orthodontic braces necessitate sufficient room for teeth to migrate into proper alignment. A tooth may be pulled as a last resort if natural space cannot be made.
Fortunately, root canal therapy allows dentists to salvage broken teeth in most cases. However, in other cases, the tooth has gotten fragmented, so that it is impossible to fix. Your oral health specialist will extract the tooth and replace it with a prosthetic in most circumstances.
In general, tooth extraction might be straightforward or entail more complicated surgical procedures. We take pleasure in making your visit to Mountaineer Dental and Sleep Center as pleasant as possible. A referral to a specialist, such as an oral surgeon, may be required in some cases.
Before treatment, anesthesia will ensure that the locations are sufficiently numb. Our doctors utilize specialized equipment to lift the tooth out of place once the anesthetic has worn off.
Before tooth extraction, we'll talk about your long-term intentions for replacing missing teeth. While leaving a gap in your smile is always an option, gaps in your smile might pose aesthetic and functional issues that must be considered. Teeth shift or migrate into open spaces over time, and reducing the impacts of an uneven bite can help you avoid problems later in life.
Although our primary goal is to keep your teeth healthy and functional, extractions are sometimes the most effective strategy to preserve your mouth's general health. Because teeth are essential for our health, we will work with you to develop a plan that works for you.
If you have any questions or concerns about tooth extraction, please contact our office.
1- Pressure should be placed on the gauze pad that has been put over the extraction site for one hour. If the bleeding continues new gauze should be placed and pressure applied for another 45 minutes.
2- If you are supervising children who have had an extraction done, make sure they don't bite on their numb lips or tongue (it can cause serious injury to their soft tissue).
3- Avoid eating or drinking anything hot on the day of your extraction. Also, do not rinse your mouth and do not use a straw for drinking. Do not spit and do not drink carbonated beverages. Do not brush on the day of the surgery; you can gently resume your brushing and flossing the day after.
4- You may experience some pain, bruising around your lips, and/or some swelling, especially after extraction of impacted wisdom teeth. Ice bag application and medication prescribed for you will help to minimize your discomfort.
5- Please take all the medication you have received based on the provided instructions.
6- During the first 2-3 days after surgery a diet of soft food and liquids is recommended (soup, yogurt, milkshakes and juice).
7- For more complex surgical procedures, including Impacted Wisdom Tooth Extraction, Implant Surgical Procedures, etc: You will receive an ice wrap which should be worn for the rest of the day until you go to bed on the day of surgery (10 minutes on and 5 minutes off). Instructions for various surgical treatments will have some unique directions, which will be supplied to you at the time of your treatment.
8- Call our office if you experience excessive bleeding, severe pain or swelling, or if you have any questions or concerns. In case of serious emergencies call 911.
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