How An Extraction Can Save Your Smile

With fillings, we treat cavities, and crowns enable us to address infections, cavities, and damage. After all, your Tucson, AZ, dentist strives to help protect and preserve your natural teeth. However, that isn’t always possible, or advisable. In some cases, the best option for your smile is to remove a tooth completely. In today’s blog, let’s look at the reasons we may safely and comfortably extract a tooth.

The Extraction Process

We always take care to ensure the procedure is a comfortable one for our patients. In addition to administering a local anesthetic, we can also discuss various forms of dental sedation to help you enter a calm and relaxed state, with no memory of the procedure afterward. A friend or family member can then bring you home as the effects wear off. After we administer these calming agents, we will gently remove the tooth in question with forceps and suture the area closed. You will be prescribed antibiotics and pain medication as the area heals, and we will offer advice on eating, brushing and flossing, and other factors to ensure a complication-free healing period.

When We Typically Prescribe Them

If you have severe misalignment, then removing a tooth may make room to reposition the others. If you have periodontitis, then we may need to take out loose teeth. A severe injury or advanced infection may mean a tooth needs to come out to prevent the spread of infection to surrounding teeth. However, the most likely reason is to avoid wisdom tooth impaction. In uor late teens and early adult years, up to four additional teeth could erupt in our smiles. They often become impacted, partially erupting, leading to pain, damaged teeth, infection, and misalignment. Removing them beforehand means you avoid these complications and preserve the appearance of your smile.

What About Tooth Replacement?

With wisdom teeth, there is no need to consider tooth replacement. However, should you lose a tooth to injury or poor oral health, then you will have an unsightly gap in your smile, which itself could lead to serious oral health complications. Fortunately, we can offer advanced dental implants and other prosthetics to address the gap and ensure you enjoy a full and beautiful smile once again. if you have any questions, then please contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Tooth Removal?

If you would like to learn more about or dental extractions and other oral surgical procedures, talk to our team. For more information on restorative dental care, then schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Grant Road Professional Plaza, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.