Tooth Extraction Experts
Good oral hygiene should always be practiced since the loss of a single tooth can have a major impact on your oral health and appearance. We use every measure to prevent tooth loss, however, there are still necessary occasions when a tooth may need to be extracted. A tooth may need to be extracted for the following reasons:
- Severe decay
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Infection or abscess
- Orthodontic correction
- Malpositioned teeth
- Fractured teeth or roots
- Impacted teeth
After careful examination and treatment, the dentist may advise having a tooth extracted. Before a tooth is removed, the dentist will take an x-ray in order to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone. Based on the degree of difficulty, we may refer you to a specialized oral surgeon.
Simple Tooth Extraction
For a simple extraction, we will first apply a local anesthetic to prevent pain and discomfort. The tooth will be loosened with a tool called an elevator and then removed with dental forceps. Once the procedure is complete, the area may be closed with one or two stitches. We will then provide you with care instructions to alleviate discomfort and ensure proper healing.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are the last molars or “third molars” that develop on each side of the jaws. These molars usually emerge in the back of the mouth between the ages of 16-20. Wisdom teeth are a valuable asset to the mouth when they are healthy and properly positioned. However, problems often develop that require their removal. When the jaw isn’t large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth, they can become impacted (unable to come in or misaligned). Wisdom teeth may also grow in sideways, emerge only partway through the gum or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.
Wisdom tooth extraction is a relatively routine procedure. The dentist will numb the area in your mouth with local anesthesia or use IV sedation so you are asleep during the procedure. After the tooth is removed, we will provide care instructions to ensure proper healing. Some pain and swelling may occur but will normally subside after a few days.
Tips To Help Your Mouth Heal
- Eat a diet that consists of soft and health foods
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Brush your teeth gently & avoid brushing your extraction. Don’t use any toothpaste.
- Keep the extraction site clean. After approximately 12 hours you can gently rinse your mouth.
- You should call your dentist if you have prolonged or severe pain, swelling, bleeding, or fever.
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When you need an affordable dentist for tooth extraction, rely on Dr. Perkins, the best local dentist! Whether you need a dental cleaning, teeth whitening, dental bonding, veneers, a tooth extraction, or wisdom teeth extraction, our dentist office in Sandy can help. For more information or to schedule an appointment, give our Sandy dental office a call today at (801) 255-4870.
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