A dental extraction refers to having a tooth pulled. While advancements in dental technology have made it easier to restore and save your natural teeth, there are cases when an extraction is the best available option.
Having a tooth pulled was once a significant source of anxiety. Today’s tools and techniques ensure you can have a painless extraction experience, so there is no need to worry about or delay your treatment.
There are multiple reasons why you might need to have one or more teeth extracted. If a dental issue is detected during your dental exam, your provider explains all available options, including extraction.
Some of the reasons people choose dental extractions include:
There are also certain medical conditions and treatments that require tooth extraction. If your doctor recommends extraction, the dental team will coordinate your care to ensure the proper timing.
When you arrive for your appointment, you’ll receive an injection of numbing medication. That ensures you are able to rest comfortably throughout your visit.
If you have dental anxiety, the Whitenhill Dental Corporation team offers several treatments that can help. Just be sure to mention your concerns prior to your extraction appointment.
Once you are resting in the treatment chair, your provider uses a dental tool called an elevator to loosen the connection between your tooth and bone tissue. A gentle back-and-forth rocking motion often facilitates removal.
In some cases, a small incision into your gum tissue is required to access the underlying areas of your tooth and bone. If necessary, the tooth can be broken into smaller pieces to aid removal, but you won’t feel any pain during the process.
You’ll need to closely follow the recovery instructions to give your body a chance to heal after a tooth extraction. Fortunately, gum tissue is among the fastest healing tissue types in the human body, so the healing process takes relatively little time.
Learn more about tooth extractions during your one-on-one visit at Whitenhill Dental Corporation. Online booking is available, or you can always reach out by phone to set up your appointment.