Tooth Extractions as the Viable Solution to Dental Problems
If your teeth are damaged or decayed and cannot be repaired or supported with crowns, or a filling then your dentist may suggest an extraction.
Extractions are always a last resort, and not something that dentists want to do, but in some cases they are necessary.
Why are Teeth Extracted?
There are a range of reasons that tooth extraction may be necessary, these include:
- Severe tooth decay
- Brown tooth which can’t be repaired
- Gum disease (periodontal disease)
- A broken tooth that can’t be repaired
- An abscess around teeth or gums
- Overcrowded teeth
- Impacted wisdom tooth
It’s Not as Painful as You Think
Our experienced dentists are able to make use of modern sedatives and anesthetics that can help to reduce the pain you may experience from a tooth extraction. In many cases, clients feel little or no discomfort once the procedure is complete.
Care After Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction requires proper care post-operation to help aid the healing process. This includes avoiding vigerous brushing, smoking and rinsing. A cold compress on the cheek can help to reduce possible swelling.
Anti-biotics are often prescribed by your dentist to help prevent infection.
Is Your Wisdom Tooth Painful?
This happens because the wisdom tooth has grown too close to the permanent teeth, resulting in crowding, unaligned bites, and other problems. You’ll experience intense pain, facial swelling, infection, and uneasiness around your wisdom tooth area in such cases.
This is a common reason for extraction. Wisdom teeth can be safely extracted without adversely affecting the appearance of teeth or function.
Tooth pain can come on quickly or intensify and become unbearable at the most inconvenient of times. Extracting the painful tooth can sometimes be the right treatment but often there are other solutions or complications that need to be considered. Please contact our office for emergency appointment scheduling at 860-828-8781.