Why Would I Need a Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction Process

If your teeth are severely damaged by infections or tooth decay and can not be repaired, talk to your dentist about undergoing a tooth extraction. As the name suggests, this is when a tooth is extracted from its initial socket. 

Generally a general dentist or an oral surgeon performs this type of treatment and encourages you to follow an aftercare plan to ensure proper healing progress. Read on to discover more about the procedure of a tooth extraction and other treatment aspects. 

There are two different types when referring to tooth extractions: a simple extractions and surgical extractions. Usually, before performing any of the extractions, the dentist should numb the region around the extraction site. 

Simple extractions

Simple extractions are typically done on teeth that are visible above the edge of your gums. The dentist will use a tool called an elevator to remove the selected tooth. The dentist will then use forceps to shake the tooth back and forth until it is separated from its socket. The common reasons for performing a simple tooth extraction are teeth that have suffered trauma being crowded together or decayed. 

Surgical extractions

If you are dealing with a more severe case of tooth extraction and such as affected wisdom teeth, and the dentist can perform surgical extraction if not formed and correctly. If a tooth is fractured below the gum line and has to be removed in fragments or if a tooth is badly decayed to the point that forceps can not remove the tooth from its socket, it would be more common reasons why you would need a surgical extraction. As the name suggests, the dentist makes incisions within the gum line to perform the extraction properly.

Common reasons to receive a tooth extraction

Irreparable damage sustained to the tooth due to severe decay or trauma

As a solution to combat. Periodontal disease.Impacted wisdom teeth removal

To invoke proper spacing and to eliminate overcrowding teeth

Receiving dental implants

For more information about the method of tooth extraction and to find out which type of extraction is better for your dental needs, please contact our Cedarhurst, New York offices to schedule an appointment to talk with Dr. Waltuch. Be sure to ask about our other dental services that we are providing to complete the journey towards dental health.

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