Removing a tooth

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Dentists try to preserve teeth but in some instances a tooth or teeth need to be extracted.
Some reasons for tooth removal can be if the tooth is badly decayed, broken, or has severe gum disease that can’t be fixed by another method.
Sometimes a tooth may need to be removed for orthodontic treatment if there is not enough room to align the bite properly. Another reason a tooth may need to be removed it if it is a wisdom tooth that is impacted. This means the tooth can’t come into the mouth properly and can cause issues later like shifting your teeth, infection, or jaw pain.
What happens during the tooth removal?
The dentist will numb the area with anesthetic and then use special tools designed to take the tooth out.
After the procedure, your dentist will provide you with instructions to follow. You may need to take
prescription medicine. Ice might be recommended. It is very important not to smoke or drink through a straw for 24/48 hours. A soft diet and keeping the site clean are also important.

Depending on your situation, your dentist can recommend ways to replace the missing tooth or teeth to keep your bite healthy and aligned.

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