Our family dentistry experts here at Sparkle Dental have the experience to take care of all your tooth extractions. Tooth extraction involves removing teeth from the teeth sockets. Our professionals perform extractions in those cases where other procedures have failed due to many reasons, such as having extra teeth where some may be removed to allow the rest to grow well without blocking each other.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Your permanent teeth are designed to last a lifetime but tooth extraction is necessary due to various reasons. One of these reasons is a crowded mouth. Our experts prepare you for orthodontia to align your teeth properly. Your tooth may also fail to break through the gum due to overcrowding hence needing extraction.
An extraction will also be performed in case of an infection that extends tooth damage or decay to the pulp, causing bacteria to enter this region. Extensive infection that cannot be controlled by antibiotics leads to tooth extraction. The risk of infection due to compromised immunity may also require an extraction. Such risks include cases where you are undergoing chemotherapy or organ transplants. Loosening of the tooth due to periodontal disease will also require the tooth to be extracted.
What You Should Expect During Tooth Extraction
Visiting our office will allow you to be taken through the whole process of tooth extraction. With special training, our experts perform a meticulous tooth extraction. You will be given an injection of local anesthesia before your tooth is extracted to make sure the area surrounding the tooth is numb. A strong anesthesia may be used in some cases to prevent pain as it makes you sleep during the entire procedure.
Our experts may have to cut away bone tissues, and gum covering the tooth if it is impacted. Forceps are then used to rock the tooth back and forth gently to release it from the jawbone and the holding ligaments. A tooth that is hard to remove may be removed in pieces.
You will experience the formation of a blood clot once the tooth is pulled from the socket. Our experts usually provide a sedative dressing on the dry socket aimed at protecting the socket while the wound heals.
Since the tooth extraction procedure may allow dangerous bacteria to access the bloodstream, it is vital to take the necessary precautions during the procedure. Our experts also take the necessary precautions to prevent the risk of infection to the gum tissue. Our experts recommend that you reveal any condition that may lead to severe infection when assessing your teeth before performing an extraction. Therefore, expect a full medical history to be conducted when you come for a tooth extraction. Some of the conditions checked include man-made or damaged heart valves, an impaired immune system, congenital heart disease, and liver disease.
Once your tooth has been extracted, we will consult with you to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a dental implant or dental bridge.
For further information about tooth extraction, call our team of professionals here at Sparkle Dental at (617) 430-6404 today! Our team of skilled and friendly dentists looks forward to helping you in any way that they can.