When a tooth is extracted, this could help prevent the spread of infection or other serious complications. Which is why we offer a safe and comfortable tooth removal process. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist talks about how we comfortably extract a tooth and protect your smile.
When a Tooth Requires Extracted
If you have a tooth too damaged to be repaired with a crown, or too decayed/infected to be correct with a filling or crown, then removal could be necessary to prevent the spread of infection and the risk of further tooth loss. Likewise, we take out teeth loosened by gum disease, or to make room for orthodontic treatment. If you’re missing most of your teeth, we could take out the few remaining ones to pave the way for a complete set of dentures. One of the more common reasons for an extraction is to prevent the complications of wisdom teeth. Up to four new molars could erupt in our late teens and early 20s, causing misalignment, painful partial eruptions, damaged teeth, and other problems. But taking them out helps prevent this occurring!
The Process of Removing a Tooth
First, we will take time to ensure you feel comfortable. With a local anesthesia, we numb the area where the tooth will be removed. We also have sedation to help you enter a calm and relaxed state, with little to no memory of the process at all. Once you’re ready, we will remove the tooth, having planned the process with the digital x-rays and intraoral camera images taken of the smile. The process usually takes around 30 minutes to complete, and we will suture the area closed. For the next day or two, you will need to rest, eat soft foods, avoid tobacco products, and take any prescribed medications. The sutures can be removed with a follow up visit.
In some cases, the removal of the tooth could leave a gap in the smile. To avoid further complications with the smile’s health, infection, and appearance, our team could discuss dental prosthetics. Dental bridges, full and partial dentures, and dental implants could all provide durable and lifelike options to address tooth loss and restore your smile. If you have any questions about how we extract a tooth or about prosthetic dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more.
Your Garland, TX, Dentist Offers Oral Surgery
Our team wants to help preserve the health, beauty, and function of your smile. To learn more about how we extract a tooth, then please schedule a consultation today by contacting Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX at (972)-530-0552. You can also find our practice at 6850 N Shiloh Rd, Suite C Garland, TX 75044.