When you require a dental extraction, our highly qualified and experienced dentist and their team will carry it out. Some of the reasons that you may need a tooth extraction include tooth decay or infection, advanced periodontal disease, fractured teeth, or the extraction of supernumerary teeth or third molars. Additionally, you may have tooth removal as a component of a cosmetic procedure or during the prosthetics phase of the fitting of dentures.
Performing dental extractions is a common practice in our dental clinic, encompassing both basic and complex surgical extractions. During a simple extraction, the patient will receive a local anesthetic. Next, using specialized dental instruments, the dentist will gently elevate and secure the tooth, manipulate it in a controlled manner, and then extract it from the oral cavity using a gradual and consistent force.
When a tooth is not easily accessible, such as when it has been broken off below the gum line or when it has not yet broken through the gums and is still below the gum line, our dentists will perform a surgical extraction. During surgical extractions, a gingival incision is made, and the dentist will meticulously extract the tooth, sometimes by dividing it into multiple fragments. Typically, these extractions necessitate using a general anesthetic instead of a local one.
Prior to extracting a tooth, the dentist will thoroughly evaluate your dental and medical records and capture any required X-ray images. An X-ray visually represents the tooth’s morphology, position, dimensions, and surrounding alveolar bone.
We will use this information to determine the optimal tooth extraction approach.
During a simple extraction, they will use an anesthetic to numb the area around your tooth before taking it out.
Dentists can use a filling, a crown, or another dental procedure to repair fractured or decayed teeth. However, occasionally the damage is too severe to repair, and your dentist may advise tooth removal.
Here are some other reasons why you might need a tooth extraction:
While preserving natural teeth is the goal of dental care, in some cases, tooth extraction may be necessary. Here are some of the benefits of tooth extraction.
While tooth extraction may seem daunting, it can be a necessary and beneficial dental procedure in certain situations. Always consult with your dentist to determine if a tooth extraction is a right option for your specific dental situation.
Following a tooth extraction, it is common to experience bleeding for a brief period of time. The recommended course of action is to apply pressure on the affected area using a piece of gauze until the bleeding subsides.
We will provide you with instructions on how to properly maintain your teeth and gums before you leave the clinic. We also recommend pain relievers and antimicrobial mouthwashes to eliminate bacteria. Then we will prescribe antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection following a dental procedure.
It is advisable to take some rest until the sedative or anesthetic effects have subsided.
It is advisable to remain at rest until the anesthetic or sedative’s effects subside. While the anesthetic wears off, ask your family or friends to look after you for a day.
It is typically unnecessary to continue visiting the dentist after a tooth extraction. However, if you require more complex treatment, scheduling an appointment with our dentists at Zara Dental may be necessary. In addition, we need to examine your healing progress following the tooth extraction.
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Your dental insurance or extended dental coverage may usually cover the cost of your Dental Extraction. However, if you don’t have insurance or If you are looking for more information about the cost of a specific service, please get in touch with one of our expert Treatment Coordinators for help. They can help with putting together an affordable payment plan so you can get the dental treatment that you need.
We will be glad to file a predetermination for you to verify coverage of any necessary dental treatment. And we accept most PPO insurances.