A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Extractions are only performed when a less invasive option would be ineffective, or if keeping the tooth will compromise your oral health.Book An Appointment
Common reasons for pulling a tooth include excessive tooth damage and problematic wisdom teeth. Teeth are also sometimes pulled to prepare for other dental procedures.
Wisdom teeth emerge later in life, and can be problematic when they grow in the wrong positions or there simply isn't enough room for them in the mouth. Wisdom teeth may become impacted, or may not erupt fully. In these cases, having them extracted can help preserve your oral health.
Sometimes, a tooth may be too badly damaged to save as a result of dental decay or gum disease, or of an injury to the tooth. In these cases, the tooth must be extracted.
Today, tooth extractions are far less painful than ever before, thanks to the use of anesthetics and sedatives.
In many cases, a patient who has a tooth pulled experiences little or no discomfort, and only minor bleeding.
Before a tooth is extracted, the area surrounding the tooth is numbed with a topical/and or injectable anesthetic for patient comfort.
Once a tooth has been removed, your dentist will discuss your options for replacements such as dentures and bridges.
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