Surgical Extractions to Remove Decayed Teeth or Wisdom Teeth.
Our permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Extractions aren’t something anyone is too excited to get. But they are often necessary when they affect surrounding teeth or cause the patient pain. In some cases, both situations are a factor. Soundview Family Dental offers extractions to help patients eliminate pain, and promote a healthier smile.
Why Choose Soundview Family Dental for Extractions?
Tooth extractions can be a complicated procedure. Depending on how damaged or decayed a tooth is, surgical extractions may be required. Our dentists, Dr. Kitts and Dr. Hewett, will perform an examination as well as take x-rays to determine which course of treatment is the best solution for you.
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Is an Extraction Right for You?
Before the procedure begins, you will be given an anesthetic to promote the highest level of comfort. With a back and forth motion, the dentist will attempt to detach the tooth from the jawbone, pulling it away from the gumline.
In some cases, a surgical incision will need to be made on the gum to assist with removing the tooth. After the tooth is out, a blood clot will form, and your dentist will pack it. If an incision is made, after the tooth is removed, it will be stitched.
Benefits of Extracting Teeth
After you’ve had an extraction, there will be a moderate amount of discomfort. The first 24-hours should be spent relaxing. A liquid diet for the first few days is highly recommended, as well as not smoking or using a straw. Smoking can increase your chances of “dry socket,” which can be extremely painful.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. Generally speaking, extractions are safe, but there is a risk of infection. We send each patient home with a list of do’s and don’ts to ensure a successful recovery. While we know patients have a good understanding of their oral health, talking to a dentist is the only way to determine if an extraction procedure is right for you.
Have You Been Dealing With Tooth Pain?
Surgical extractions can also prevent damage to your other teeth. Once a tooth is decayed, it will start to affect the surrounding teeth too. This means if not treated as soon as possible, you could have more than one tooth that needs to be pulled.
It’s important to tell your dentist of any problems or medications you may be taking before an extraction is performed. Those with compromised immune systems or those with an infection may need to wait before having the removal done.
Restorations After Extractions
There is no need to worry about a gap in your smile after an extraction. We will talk about your options in detail to ensure you get the perfect fit for your needs and your budget.
Extraction Services Are Available With Soundview Family Dental in Edmonds
Do you have a tooth that needs to be removed, or one you think needs to go? Soundview Family Dental is here to help. We will ensure you are entirely comfortable throughout the procedure and discuss possibilities of tooth replacement after recovery. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with our dentists. You may give us a call at (425) 563-6360 or schedule an appointment online.