Tooth extractions are a common dental procedure. They are usually performed by a dentist or oral surgeon and can be done for a variety of reasons. The most common reason for an extraction is to remove a tooth that is impacted, or stuck in the jawbone. Other reasons for extractions include removing teeth that are decayed, damaged, or crowding other teeth. Extractions can be either simple or complicated. Simple extractions are typically performed on teeth that are visible above the gum line. Complicated extractions may be necessary for teeth that are below the gum line, or impacted teeth. The type of extraction will determine how it is performed.
Simple extractions are typically done using a tool called an elevator. The elevator is used to loosen the tooth from the socket. Once the tooth is loose, it can be removed with forceps. Complicated extractions are usually done using a surgical procedure. The first step of a surgical extraction is to make an incision in the gum tissue. This exposes the bone and the roots of the tooth. The roots are then cut away from the bone, and the tooth is removed.
After an extraction, it is important to take care of the wound. This includes keeping it clean and free of infection. You may also need to take antibiotics to prevent infection. It is also important to eat soft foods and avoid chewing on hard items for a period of time after an extraction.
At All Smiles Dentistry, we provide a full range of general dentistry services, along with extractions, to help you maintain optimal oral health. These services include:
We know that when it comes to any dental procedure you want experts who care about making you comfortable and at ease. Extractions are naturally going to cause some nervousness and apprehension. Let us assure you that after a consultation with our team of professionals, you’ll know you trusted the right people.
If you’re in need of an extraction, All Smiles Dentistry is here to help. We understand that the thought of having a tooth pulled can be daunting, but our experienced team will make sure the process is as quick and painless as possible.
We offer both simple and surgical extractions, depending on your needs. Simple extractions are typically used for teeth that are visible above the gum line and easily accessible. Surgical extractions are usually required for teeth that are impacted or not visible above the gum line.
No matter which type of extraction you need, you can rest assured knowing that All Smiles Dentistry will take care of you every step of the way. We are ready to give you a free consultation and guide you in the right direction. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile!