SEVEN HILLS DENTAL
Family, Orthodontic & Implant Dentistry
Simple Tooth Extractions
The dentist will extract the tooth without major surgery if you are experiencing extreme sensitivity, or suffering from advanced periodontal disease. With an extraction and a little bit of care in between visits, your healthy teeth can stay that way!
Reasons for a tooth extraction
Extractions are a great way to get relief from pain or prepare for cosmetic procedures. You can use an extraction in many different situations, such as:
How is a tooth extracted?
The dentist will first take X-rays of your teeth to help plan what procedure is best for you. Next, they'll give you an anesthesia that helps prevent pain during the extraction process and uses a tool called "elevator" in order lift out any loose ligaments or gum tissue surrounding it. The dentist will gently rock the tooth back and forth with a pair of forceps until it breaks free from its ligaments. In addition, when one tries to remove an especially stubborn piece that resists being pulled out by hand or instrumentation such as rongeurs (toothbrush-like tools), then breaking up this object into smaller pieces may be needed for removal.
Once removed, we will pack gauze into your socket and have you bite down on it to apply pressure. If necessary for closure purposes, stitches may be placed by the dentist during this procedure so that no excess drainage occurs from around where one or more teeth were pulled out.
It is important to take care of any pre-existing medical conditions before your extraction appointment. If you are sick the week prior or on day of, please contact our office so we can make alternative arrangements for treatment that suit both parties' needs as best possible!