Reason for Dental Extractions

Reason for Dental Extractions

An extraction may be the best treatment option when a tooth cannot be saved with a filling or crown. A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Teeth often need to be extracted because they are too broken to be saved, poorly positioned in the mouth, severely decayed, or cause pain from infection. At Premier Arts Dental, tooth extraction can also be a part of the orthodontic treatment plan to improve the position of the teeth. Severely impacted wisdom teeth are also common candidates for removal.

Why Might I Need Dental Extractions?

  • Severe tooth decay or infection that damages the tooth beyond repair.
  • An impacted wisdom tooth that is preventing the eruption of other teeth around it.
  • A crowded mouth where there isn’t enough room for wisdom teeth to erupt.
  • Orthodontic treatment is where the teeth are overcrowded and must be removed to allow the teeth to move.
  • Abnormal growth of one or more teeth causes problems or discomfort to the patient.
  • Impacted canine teeth that frequently cause infections at the gum line or damage adjacent teeth.
  • An extremely loose tooth that cannot be saved must be removed to prevent damage to surrounding teeth.
  • Removal of baby teeth that are not falling out on their own to make room for the permanent teeth to come in.
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco habits lead to severe tooth damage and decay that can’t be reversed with fillings or other treatments.

The Procedure for Dental Extractions

A dentist will numb the gums and tooth before pulling the tooth from the socket. The jawbone may need to be prepared for the extraction, which involves cutting into the bone and removing any damaged tissue around the tooth's roots. Most patients report feeling pressure while the dentist pulls the tooth out, but the pain subsides quickly afterward. If the extraction site needs to heal properly, your dentist may prescribe pain medication or suggest placing a piece of gauze over the empty socket. Eating soft foods after the surgery is essential, and avoiding rinsing your mouth too aggressively encourages proper healing.

Once the extraction site is healed, it is essential to replace the missing tooth to prevent other teeth from shifting out of place. Your dentist may recommend dental implants or a bridge to fill in the gap left by a missing tooth. 

When the extraction is unavoidable, working with our dentist, who offers comprehensive oral surgery services, is essential to ensure the procedure goes smoothly. For the best dental care, visit Premier Arts Dental at 4400 U.S. 9 #3200, Freehold Township, NJ 07728, or call(732) 334 7816to schedule an appointment.

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