Tinton Falls, NJ
The purpose of dental care is to, among other things, ensure that your natural teeth remain healthy. However, due to various reasons, one or more of your teeth can become damaged to the extent that it cannot be repaired or saved. In such a case, tooth removal can be an ideal solution. At Premier Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we offer tooth removal services, which help to get rid of the problematic teeth, thus sparing you from additional dental problems.
When And Why Is Tooth Removal Necessary?
Tooth removal is a necessary dental procedure that is performed when a tooth becomes badly damaged. This can occur due to:
• Advanced decay
• Advanced infection that affects the pulp
• As a result of advanced gum disease
• Due to a dental trauma
Tooth removal might also be needed for other reasons such as:
• When you have impacted teeth
• Before the treatment of crowded teeth to create some space on the jawbone
• To get rid of a slightly infected tooth to prevent health complications when your immunity is severely compromised or before/after undergoing an organ transplant procedure
Whatever the damage or problem is, removing the tooth can offer you several benefits. To start with, getting rid of the problematic tooth can help to offer relief from pain and discomfort. It can also prevent the spread of infection to other teeth, gums, and jawbone, thus sparing you from more serious dental health issues.
After removing problematic teeth, you can also receive teeth replacement dental solutions such as dentures, implant-supported dentures, and dental implants. These solutions can help to improve your oral function, as well as your appearance.
What Does Tooth Removal Involve?
Tooth removal is usually a simple procedure. It starts with a diagnosis of the problem tooth to determine if removal is the right treatment solution. When removal is determined, the procedure is then carried out under local anesthesia. During the procedure, the tooth is loosened from the jawbone before being extracted by pulling it off.
After tooth extraction, some slight bleeding might be involved, which can continue for up to a few hours. It is also possible to experience some pain and swelling around the extraction site. However, these side effects disappear after a few hours.
Surgical Extraction Of A Tooth
While a tooth removal procedure is usually simple, sometimes the problem might be complicated, making a simple removal ineffective.
In such a situation, surgery is used to remove the tooth from the jawbone. Surgical extraction is used in situations such as:
• When you have impacted teeth
• When the tooth roots are improperly developed large or curved roots
• Removing a broken tooth that cannot be pulled out
• Due to complications during a simple extraction procedure for example, when the tooth breaks during removal or if parts of the roots remain in the jawbone
During the surgical removal procedure, local anesthesia (complimented by intravenous anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation) is used to keep you calm and ease the pain. General anesthesia can also be used in more complex situations. After sedation, an incision will be created on the gums to create access to the tooth and the jawbone. In some situations, parts of the surrounding jawbone are removed to create access to the tooth. The tooth is then pulled out, or cut into pieces and then removed. After extraction, the gum tissue surrounding the tooth socket is sutured to seal the wound.
Do you have a tooth that is troubling you? Tooth removal can help to get rid of it, providing you with relief from pain and discomfort. Call us, Premier Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, at (732) 747-1766, to find out if extraction is right for you.