A dental extraction is a procedure that involves removing a tooth from the mouth, either due to damage or disease. There are many situations when a dental extraction might be recommended. For example, suppose a tooth is severely damaged due to decay or injury and cannot be repaired with a restoration. An extraction may be the best option to preserve the surrounding teeth and prevent further complications. Extractions are often performed to prepare for orthodontic treatment such as braces or to fix crowding issues when other corrective procedures can’t resolve them. In some rare instances, removing wisdom teeth can prevent problems in the future. If you are experiencing pain in a damaged or decayed tooth, contact Riverside Tooth Co, to schedule an appointment to discuss whether or not a surgical extraction is a suitable option for you!
Dental extractions are performed while patients are under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Local anesthesia numbs the area around the mouth where the tooth will be removed, while a sedative puts you to sleep during a general anesthetic. The dentist will gently wiggle the tooth around until it becomes loose enough to be removed. Once the tooth is removed, a clean gauze is placed into the socket to control bleeding and help the area heal. Patients may experience some pain and discomfort following the procedure. Pain medication may be prescribed to ease the pain.
When a tooth is infected, it can’t be saved and should be removed to avoid spreading the infection to other areas of your body. An abscessed tooth is a severe infection that needs to be addressed immediately to prevent serious health complications.
For some people, crowding or misalignment of the teeth can be corrected with braces or other orthodontic methods. However, if teeth are too crowded or have too many gaps to correct with orthodontics alone, removing one or more teeth may be necessary to align the smile and improve oral health.
Wisdom teeth often become impacted when there is insufficient room to emerge properly through the gums. This can cause pain and lead to surrounding gum tissue infection. It can also cause permanent damage to other teeth and jawbone structures. Since impacted teeth are usually removed as a preventative measure before these secondary issues occur, dental insurance plans often cover them.
Many patients require tooth extractions for a wide variety of reasons. For the best dental care customized to your needs, visit Riverside Tooth Co at 6886 Indiana Ave Suite B, Riverside 92506, or call (951) 686-2565.
6886 Indiana Ave Suite B,
Riverside, CA 92506
Phone: (951) 686-2565
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