Tooth extractions are often the best solution for restoring oral health and function. Dr. Prince is highly skilled in performing extractions quickly and comfortably. You can trust that he will take care of you during this process and do the necessary work carefully and correctly.
What is a Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. We perform tooth extractions for various reasons, including crowding, decay, infection, and trauma.
The Benefits of Tooth Extractions
There are many benefits to getting a tooth extraction. Extractions can improve oral health, function, and aesthetics and can also provide relief from pain and discomfort.
We often recommend tooth extractions for people who have severely decayed or infected teeth. We may also recommend them for people with crowded teeth or teeth causing pain.
If you have a tooth with problems, we generally prefer to save the tooth when possible. Restorative dental solutions are sometimes available to avoid tooth extraction, such as dental crowns or veneers.
But sometimes, tooth extraction is the only way to promote dental health or achieve the beautiful smile you desire as part of a cosmetic dentistry procedure.
How Are Tooth Extractions Performed?
Dr. Prince will numb the area around the tooth we are extracting before beginning the procedure. Next, he will make an incision in the gums and use specialized dental tools to remove the tooth from its socket carefully. Lastly, the gums will be stitched closed. The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour, and patients can typically go home the same day.
What to Expect After a Tooth Extraction
Recovery time is typically relatively short, and most people experience only mild discomfort after the procedure. In some cases, however, patients may require a few days of rest before returning to normal activities.
It is normal to have some bleeding and discomfort. Dr. Prince may prescribe medication to help with pain and swelling.
How to Care for Your Teeth After a Tooth Extraction
Taking good care of your teeth after a tooth extraction is essential. It is crucial to maintain good oral hygiene to reduce the risk of infection at the extraction site. Dr. Prince will give you specific instructions on caring for your teeth. He may also recommend that you use a special mouth rinse or toothpaste.
What’s Next After the Extraction?
There are some crucial considerations for restorative dentistry after tooth extraction. We recommend replacing the extracted tooth to prevent problems with eating and speaking. If you’re missing a tooth for too long, further problems can develop. The supporting jawbone can degenerate due to a lack of stimulation in that area. The adjacent teeth may also need to be stabilized with dental implants or bridgework.
Some of the restorative dental solutions we can use to replace a tooth include:
Dental Implants: Dental implants are the most natural-looking and natural-feeling option for replacing missing teeth. They also help to preserve the jawbone.
Dental Bridges: A dental bridge is a false tooth anchored in place by two adjacent teeth. It covers the gap left behind by a missing tooth.
Dentures: Dentures are removable appliances that we can use to replace one or more teeth.
The Right Way in Midway For Your Tooth Extractions
You deserve to have an excellent experience when receiving dental treatment, especially with a tooth extraction. You can rest assured that our Prince Dental Group team takes your health and satisfaction very seriously. We work hard to ensure your visit with us is as comfortable as possible. You will feel confident in our abilities and our team’s commitment to your oral health.