The reasons for a tooth extraction vary including severe decay, periodontal issues, impaction, and irreparable breaks. Nevertheless, Dr. Conrow will only extract a tooth when it is deemed necessary or in the best interest of the patient. Before the decision is made, we’ll make sure that you are completely informed of why the extraction is the best option, how the procedure will occur, and what you can expect after the extraction.
With the exception of wisdom teeth, an extracted tooth will usually affect your ability lo chew food. It may also lead to shifting teeth, which can lead to other dental problems. For these reasons, Dr. Conrow may discuss extraction alternatives with you or advise dental strategies that will offset the effects of the extracted tooth.
Our Pain-free Extraction Process
Oral nerves are sometimes connected in clusters. This is why when you are having tooth pains, you may feel sensations in several places near the cause of the pain.
Consequently, before we extract a tooth it is best to numb not only the tooth, but the surrounding gums and jawbone. To accomplish this usually a local anesthetic is administered. If you have severe dental anxieties, you may opt for a sedative.
When the extraction takes place, you may feel pressure as the tooth is rocked to release. This rocking motion allow the socket to widen slightly so the root can be dislodged safely. Again, pain is relieved during this process so you can relax while the tooth is removed.
If a tooth is exceptionally anchored or has a root that is greatly curved, it is may be best to remove the tooth in sections.
Dr. Conrow will inform you if this style of extraction is necessary. The majority of the procedure is the same. However, we will cut the tooth in to manageable pieces to ensure that the extraction does not damage the socket in anyway.
After the Extraction
Once the extraction is complete, there are a few things that are needed to care for the extraction site over the next few days.
Dr. Conrow and staff will give you specific direction to aid the healing process. Mild bleeding, swelling, and the formation of blood clots in the empty extraction site are normal.
We take pride in performing tooth extraction in a way that mitigates post-operation complications. Your long term dental health is always our main concern. If you need an extraction or are wanting advise, schedule an appointment with us today.