Our dentist may recommend a tooth extraction if your condition calls for it. There are a few reasons a tooth might need to be removed, including:
- Damage: If a tooth has become cracked or damaged beyond repair, tooth extraction might be the best solution.
- Decay or infection: When decay is so severe that it cannot be treated with a filling or other treatment, the tooth must be removed.
- Crowding: Sometimes a too-small mouth can cause overcrowded teeth. Removing select teeth can allow others to shift, resulting in a more even smile.
- Impacting: If a tooth is trapped beneath bone or gums and is not emerging properly, it sometimes must be removed. This is usually the reason for wisdom tooth extraction.
Tooth Extraction Process
There are two types of tooth extraction: simple and surgical. Amight not require a high level of sedation. Our team will tell you which type of extraction you will need.
If you need a surgical extraction, we offer IV sedation to ensure that your procedure is as stress-free as possible. Due to the sedation, you will need to have someone drive you home from the office after your tooth extraction. Once you are comfortably sedated, our dentist will get to work on your tooth extraction.
Many patients have questions about tooth extraction pain. Thanks to advancements in modern dentistry, discomfort is typically minimal and should let up after the first few days post-procedure.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
Our dentist will go over instructions for tooth extraction aftercare and answer any questions you may have. varies from patient to patient, but in general, our dentist will apply gauze to the area immediately after the procedure.
As far as aftercare goes, you will need to change the gauze yourself when it becomes soaked. For the first few days, limit your diet to soft foods and avoid the use of cigarettes or straws. If you experience heavy bleeding that does not stop within 24 hours of your tooth extraction, please contact our office immediately.
It’s also vital that you take steps to protect your jawbone after tooth loss. Our dentist may recommend a dental implant to keep your jawbone healthy and fill the empty space in your smile.
Request an Appointment with Dr. Nazarian
Do you still have questions about tooth extractions? For tooth extractions in Troy, MI, our team at Premier Dental Center has you covered. To schedule your consultation, give us a call at (248) 457-0500 or request an appointment online.