An extraction is the removal of a tooth. Simple extractions typically involve teeth that are intact and visible. Our professional team at Deluxe Dental provides teeth extractions in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
Why a Tooth Might Need to Be Extracted
We will always do everything we can to ensure that you keep your teeth. If, however, a tooth extraction is in the best interest of your health, we will recommend removing it. This is usually the case when a tooth is damaged beyond repair, if your tooth needs to be removed to allow permanent teeth to come in, or if there isn’t room for a tooth to come in.
The Dental Extraction Procedure
The extraction procedure begins with the use of a local anesthetic that will be administered through an injection. Once the tooth and the surrounding gum tissue is numb, our dentists will use special dental tools to lift and pull the tooth from its socket. Because of the local anesthetic, you will only feel a bit of pressure.
A surgical extraction is necessary when the dentist needs to uncover the tooth to gain better visibility and leverage to remove it. There are also other types of extractions that require a specialist to remove the tooth. In this case, we may refer you to an oral surgeon to ensure that the best possible treatment can be completed.
The most important part of a tooth extraction is the recovery, which involves letting the blood clot to form by biting down on a gauze pad for 20 to 30 minutes.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
At Deluxe Dental, we also offer wisdom teeth extractions. Your wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to come in and commonly cause problems like crowding or impact on other teeth. Our jaws usually don’t develop large enough to make room for these final teeth. That’s because people eat less rough food, which stimulates jaw development–and wears down our teeth. Modern people don’t need these third molars, which can otherwise cause problems.
Before your wisdom teeth become a problem, we will extract them. Remember to ask us about our sedation dentistry options for this procedure!
A Compassionate Dental Practice
A tooth extraction doesn’t have to be a bad experience. Although it is an invasive procedure, it can usually be done gently, with a minimum of discomfort for you. We will work to make your extraction as trouble-free as possible.
In addition, we can talk about tooth replacement options. With dental implants, you might never need to have a gap in your smile.
If you think you need a tooth pulled, please give our dental office a call. You can reach us at (208) 922-1755 to schedule an appointment today.