IF YOU NEED A TOOTH EXTRACTION
Dr. Johnson and the Family Dental Care staff will do everything they can to lessen any discomfort. An extraction means to have a tooth removed, usually because of disease, trauma or crowding. Like any other minor surgical procedure, tooth extraction requires a careful medical evaluation of the patient.
PROVIDING YOU WITH PAIN RELIEF FOR OVER 10 YEARS
Teeth are important for aesthetic purposes and for maintaining masticatory function. Accordingly, all efforts to avoid tooth extraction should be exhausted before the decision is made to proceed with the removal of a tooth. Nevertheless, there are circumstances in which it is clear that a tooth must be extracted, such as the following:
- A tooth that cannot be restored
- A mobile tooth with severe periodontal disease, pulp necrosis, or periapical abscess, for which root canal treatment is required that the patient cannot afford
- Overcrowding of teeth in the dental arch, resulting in orthodontic deformity
CARING FOR YOUR TEETH AFTER HAVING EXTRACTIONS
Tooth extraction leaves a surgical site which has to heal. Accordingly, a basic understanding of wound healing is essential for performing this surgical procedure in the oral cavity. After the extraction, we will advise you of your post-extraction regimen. Ask Dr. Johnson for advice on dealing with any pain resulting from procedures and any other questions you may have.