There is only one solution to dental issues like infections, severe decay, wisdom teeth, and crowded development. Although the prospect of having a tooth extracted may make your stomach turn, it is essential in preventing other dental complications. If you put off getting an extraction until it’s too late, the infection could also spread to other teeth, necessitating their removal.
Tooth extraction is the last resort when all other treatment options have failed. The following is a complete guide about tooth extraction, what is tooth extraction, and the dental procedures, including how to be ready, recover quickly and avoid future dental issues.
What is Surgical Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction by surgery involves more in-depth surgical procedures than are often necessary for simple extractions.
The dentist surgically incises the gum tissue around the tooth being extracted. So doing facilitates the dentist’s access to the underlying bone and tooth. To improve their vision of the tooth, dentists may also remove some bone. The tooth will then be sectioned off into manageable parts for extraction.
Reasons Why Surgical Tooth Extraction is Required
The remaining tooth fragments may be difficult to grab and move with the extraction tools if missing a large tooth section. If a tooth is damaged during extraction, the dentists may only be able to reach a small portion of the tooth.
Broken or chipped Teeth
It’s possible that the pieces of a tooth that are still there after being broken off are even more delicate than the tooth itself. The damaged teeth can look fine, but a closer inspection reveals fissures that likely make them break when they’re out.
Teeth With Long or Curved Roots
The shape of the tooth’s root can affect how difficult it is to remove. Molars have several roots and are especially challenging to extract because of their unusual shapes and angles. Because of this, extraction is difficult. In order to remove these teeth, you may need to use a lot of power, which can crack your bones or crack your teeth.
Long and Large Roots
More force is required to extract a tooth with a longer and larger root than is necessary for a smaller tooth. Dentists would rather not have to apply more force than necessary, which could cause damage to the tooth, jawbone, and surrounding bone.
Thin or Fragile Roots
It’s more likely that fragile roots will break off during the extraction process. Small teeth aren’t the only ones affected by this. Similarly, some teeth with several roots can be tiny, weak, and easily cracked.
What happens before a tooth extraction?
To determine the best course of treatment, your dentist will examine the tooth and gums. Your dentist uses dental X-rays to assess bone loss and injury. You should let your dentist know if you are using any prescription or over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, or supplements. We will thoroughly review your treatment and sedative options once we have all the necessary information.
Types of Tooth Extractions
Extraction is the only treatment option for removing most of the teeth that are visible when you smile. The dentist will administer local anesthesia to the area around the tooth, loosen the tooth, and then remove it. The entire process only takes a short amount of time.
For difficult situations, to remove teeth that cannot be reached without surgery, dental surgery is required. Such stubborn teeth are best extracted in sections. Signature Smiles’ Oral Surgeons are highly trained experts and everything about surgical tooth extraction. The following conditions could call for extraction surgery:
- Unerupted teeth are teeth that are still surrounded by gum tissue
- Roots of teeth that are abnormally bent or big
- Chipped teeth are teeth that have broken off at the gums
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
The eruption of wisdom teeth is only sometimes smooth sailing. Due to limited jaw growth, they may only emerge partially. It’s possible that they’re set all the way into the jaw. They cause discomfort by putting undue pressure on neighboring teeth and must be removed. Moreover, the fact that they are the last teeth means that the toothbrush can’t reach them.
Therefore, extracting them is the best course of action if they are diseased. Signature Smiles’s team of oral surgeons is highly qualified to do such procedures.
What happens during a tooth extraction?
Your tooth and the area around it will first be numbed with a local anesthetic. The dentist will use special tools to loosen your tooth and carefully remove it from its socket. If your tooth has severe decay or has broken off at the gum line, your dentist may need to create incisions in your gums to gain access to your tooth. Once a tooth has been extracted, the empty socket must be cleaned and disinfected.
Our extraction procedures are completely painless and comfortable thanks to our wide range of pain relief options.
If you need an extraction, you can rest assured that our highly trained dentists will provide you with the highest standard of care at a price you can afford. Make an appointment right away to discuss your oral health and determine if you need a tooth pulled.