A tooth extraction is a procedure performed to remove a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed or to extract wisdom teeth that are causing problems. Tooth extractions can relieve pain and discomfort caused by an infected or damaged tooth. They can also prevent the spread of infection to other teeth. In some cases, extractions are performed to improve the appearance of your smile.
At Everest Dental, our gentle dentist is experienced in performing all types of extractions and we will guide you through what you can expect before, during, and after your procedure so that you can feel at ease and recover quickly.
Types of Tooth Extractions
A simple extraction is a type of tooth extraction that is performed when the tooth is visible in the mouth. The dentist will use forceps to grasp the tooth and gently rock it back and forth to loosen it from the socket. Then, the dentist will lift the tooth and take it out.
A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure performed when a tooth is impacted or broken off at the gum line. This type of extraction requires an incision in the gums to access the tooth. In some cases, the dentist may need to cut away some of the bone around the tooth to remove it.
The Procedure for Tooth Extractions
Before the procedure begins, our dentist in Oviedo, FL, will administer anesthesia to numb the area surrounding the tooth to be extracted. Once the area is numb, the dentist will begin the extraction process. The dentist will use an elevator tool to loosen the tooth and forceps to remove it. After removing the tooth, the dentist may place gauze over the socket to help stop the bleeding.
After your tooth extraction, our dentist will prescribe pain medication and antibiotics to help minimize any discomfort or swelling you may experience. Our dentist will also provide specific aftercare instructions to follow after your procedure. These may include avoiding certain foods and activities, such as drinking through a straw, smoking, or rinsing your mouth vigorously.
The Benefits of Tooth Extractions
- Removing an infected or damaged tooth can relieve pain and prevent further damage to the surrounding teeth.
- Extractions in Oviedo, FL, can help prevent the spread of infection to other teeth or gums.
- Extractions can improve the appearance of your smile when a tooth is causing crowding.
- Extractions can help reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
- Extractions can help you avoid future dental problems.
If you need a tooth extraction, visit Everest Dental at 2989 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765, or call (407) 695-7774 to schedule a consultation. We will happily answer your questions and help you make the best decision for your dental health.