Preservation of your teeth is always the priority in dentistry, but in some cases, extraction is the best solution.
Impaction, crowding, extensive decay, or trauma may make it necessary to extract a tooth in order to restore your smile.
Why would a dentist recommend extraction?
Extraction Is a Virtually Painless Procedure
THAT CAN PAVE THE WAY TO A RESTORED SMILE.
What if I delay or avoid extraction?
Patients Agree: Tooth Extraction Is Not Painful
50 patients surveyed in 2002 reported only mild post-operative pain.
Do I Need Tooth Extraction?
Trauma, a toothache, sudden sensitivity, and swelling of the gums are all reasons to contact a dentist immediately. An exam may reveal that a tooth is impacted or too damaged or decayed to be saved. The good news is that extraction makes it possible to undergo one of several procedures that can restore the health and appearance of your smile, including dental implant-supported crowns and bridges.
What happens during tooth extraction?
Five Basic Steps
The dentist administers local anesthesia. Patients can also choose to receive sedation.
Forceps are used to gently loosen the tooth from its socket.
If the tooth is severely impacted, incisions may be made in the gum and bone tissue for easier removal.
Any necessary sutures are placed.
Gauze is applied to the extraction site.
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- American College of Prosthodontics (ACP)
- Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
- International Team for Implantology (ITI)
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