Tooth Extraction to Protect Your Dental Health
Most dental treatments are designed to preserve the natural teeth in your mouth, but sometimes situations arise where a tooth extraction might be necessary. If you need to have a tooth pulled, then you should consider the benefits of visiting an oral surgeon instead of a general dentist. At Oramax, we offer several treatment options to make your tooth extraction as painless as possible.
Why is a Tooth Extraction Needed?
Common reasons for a tooth extraction include:
- Misaligned teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Damaged teeth
Sometimes, the misalignment might be blocking other teeth from growing into the mouth. So, an orthodontist might suggest a tooth extraction in order to create more space so that all of the teeth can grow in. This process involves the joint effort of an orthodontist and an oral surgeon in order to remove the misaligned teeth so that there is space for orthodontic work.
Another reason that a tooth extraction might be needed is if the tooth is decayed or damaged to a point beyond repair. Typically, a dentist will watch for signs to detect these problems early and offer treatment before the problem gets worse. But, there are situations where the patient might delay dental appointments, causing the tooth to be decayed and damaged to a point where it can no longer be repaired.
Removing a tooth is always considered a last resort for dental treatment, so your dentist will only make this recommendation if there are no other treatment options available for you to try. It is important that you are proactive to maintain good dental health, in order to prevent tooth loss whenever possible.
What to Expect When Your Tooth is Extracted
Advances in medicine and technology have made it possible to complete a tooth extraction with minimal pain and discomfort throughout the treatment. During a basic procedure, the local area will be numbed before the tooth is removed. If the tooth is impacted, then it might be suggested to use sedation to make the procedure as fast and easy as possible.
After the tooth extraction procedure is complete, it is normal for the socket to bleed for a little while and then a clot will form. This clot is important to help with the healing process, and you will have specific instructions that need to be followed in order to prevent a disruption of the blood clot.
For more information about a tooth extraction in Schaumburg, IL, contact us at Oramax to schedule an appointment with Dr.Â Ads.