A dental extraction is the process of removing teeth from the mouth. There are a variety of reasons why a tooth should be removed, ranging from crowding to tooth decay to severe infections. Regardless of the reason, removal followed by a restoration method can offer a great solution for any problem.
Extractions are oftentimes performed during childhood, when a tooth may need to be removed to make space for impacted adult teeth. Both adults and children benefit from extractions that deal with overcrowding. The removal of a specific tooth oftentimes can make room for neighboring teeth to align themselves. Infections that lead to decay may also need to be removed to halt pain and to prevent the spreading of bacteria. Following removal, a dental implant or a bridge can be inserted to restore the smile.
After the procedure, a gauze pad will be inserted into the area to manage bleeding. A clot will eventually form in the socket, which means that the area is healing and closed up, barring infection. We will be sure to provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to care for your teeth following the removal in regards to cleaning and what to avoid. We’re here every step of the way to ensure the experience goes smoothly.
If you would like to learn more about tooth extractions or think you may be in need of one, call us today and we would be happy to answer any of your questions.