The goal of many of our procedures is to prevent the loss of a tooth. With that in mind, why do we offer extractions? The fact is, sometimes an oral health issue arises that could harm your entire smile unless a tooth is taken out. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about the process of extracting teeth.
The Reasons We Prescribe Them
Sometimes, a tooth could become loosened by gum disease, and requires extraction. Our team could also take one out to make room to reposition the others for cases of severe misalignment. Removal has also been prescribed if a tooth is severely damaged and repair with a crown isn’t possible. Likewise, for advanced cases of decay or infection. At this point, the extraction prevents the spread of infection and further tooth loss. For those in their late teens and early 20s, we could extract wisdom teeth to prevent painful impactions, misalignment, infection, and damaged teeth from developing as these additional teeth arrive. We could address impacted permanent teeth or take out baby teeth that don’t fall out as they should. Finally, if you suffer advanced tooth loss, then we may need to remove the few remaining teeth to prepare your smile for a prosthetic.
Ensuring Your Comfort
Many people feel anxious because this is an oral surgical procedure, and one that should be uncomfortable, right? Well, with local anesthesia and sedation dentistry, we have the tools necessary to help you enter a calm, comfortable state during the procedure. We also have aftercare instructions and medications to help everything heal without complication, and ensure you avoid major discomfort.
Removing Your Tooth
After we administer calming solutions, we will gently remove the tooth in question with a pair of forceps. Then we suture the extraction site closed. After a few days for healing, we will see you in a follow-up to remove the sutures. We will have special instructions for the first day or two to avoid complications.
Potential Replacement Options
While often extracted teeth don’t require replacement, losing one to injury, disease, or infection could mean complications, as the gap could lead to misalignment and other issues. Fortunately, we can also discuss tooth replacement with bridges, dental implants, partials, and other prosthetics. If you have any questions about the process, or how we approach offering lifelike tooth replacement, then contact our team today. Now is a great time to finally make the big changes your smile needs to stay healthy, whole, and beautiful.
Do You Need Restorative Dental Care?
We know that sometimes a tooth actually needs to be removed to prevent severe complications, which is why the team at Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX provides tooth extraction. Contact our office at (281) 592-1234 to schedule your appointment today.