Methods Used For Teeth Extractions
There are two ways dentists pull your teeth.
1. Simple extractions are used when the tooth is visible and can get pulled. The dentist will use a hand-held device to loosen and pull out the tooth. Since the dentist does not have to make an incision on your gums because the tooth is visible you will not need stitches. The recovery time for this procedure is faster and easier.
2. For more complicated cases, surgical tooth extraction may be recommended. When teeth are not visible you will need a more thorough extraction. A dentist may need to cut the tooth or bone tissue around it into smaller portions to extract it. You will get stitches from the procedure, so you will need more time for healing and follow more strict post-procedure guidelines.
Why Are Tooth Extractions Needed?
A tooth extraction is a procedure that is used to remove a tooth. The most common reasons a tooth extraction is needed include:
- Severe cavities: If a cavity goes untreated, it may grow deeper into your tooth. An extraction can prevent the decay and infection from transferring to other teeth and your gums.
- Overcrowding teeth: Some patients turn to Clear Corrects or standard braces to improve their alignment issues. These treatments are meant to shift your teeth to the correct alignment. However, depending on your case a tooth extraction may improve your alignment.
- Injury to teeth: Injuries happen at the least convenient times and patients want to save their injured teeth. However, many times this is not possible and a tooth extraction is needed.
- Wisdom teeth: In most cases, the jaw cannot fit these teeth so when they start to push through your gums or into other teeth an extraction may be needed.
- Teeth that do not grow: On occasion, patients experience some kind of problem that is keeping a tooth from erupting out of the gums. To avoid discomfort or infection your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction.
What Are The Benefits Of Teeth Extractions?
You can benefit from teeth extractions in the following ways:
- Protects your overall oral health
- Gets rid of the dental issue
- Helps stop the pain and discomfort
- Improves your smile
- Corrects realignment issues like an overbite or underbite
Why Do Dentists Recommend Replacing Missing Teeth?
Tooth extractions prevent the following:
- Bone loss
- Bigger risk of gum disease and cavities
- Issues with the alignment of your teeth
- Decrease in teeth function
- Future teeth loss
How Can You Replace Missing Teeth?
The treatment dentists recommend depends on the severity of your case. If you have missing teeth, dentists may recommend the following to replace them:
- full implant-supported bridges
- full implant-supported dentures
- implant-retained full or partial dentures
Sedation Dental Care at Raliegh Smile Center in Raleigh, NC, has a worry-free approach to dentistry. Dreading visits to the dentist are a thing of the past. Other services we offer include:
- Full mouth reconstructions. This can be used to improve smiles with several worn out, damaged, decayed, or missing teeth.
- Emergency dental care for broken, loose, or knocked-out teeth, dental pain, or broken dental restorations.
Are You A Right Candidate For These Procedures?
You may be the right candidate for teeth extractions and/or dental implants if you have any of the following:
- Severely decayed
- Cracked or fractured
- Loose due to gum disease
- Issues with your jaw
Sedation dentistry is available for most people that experience feelings of anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist, as well as those who have an active gag reflex. If you are interested in receiving any of these treatments please call 919-783-9686.