Village Dental aims to preserve your natural teeth for a lifetime. But there are some cases where we must recommend extractions in order to save and restore your dental health. We make the process of extracting the teeth comfortable for our patients with the use of anesthesia and sedation.
Your teeth may have to be extracted for a variety of reasons, including:
- Cavities: Cavities are caused by the attack of acids on the tooth. These acids are produced when the oral bacteria react with sugars present in our food. The acid erodes the enamel, leading to cavities. If a decayed tooth is not treated and restored in time, the damage extends to the pulp of the tooth. Root canal treatment is needed at this stage. If treatment is not administered, the tooth deteriorates further, leaving extraction as the only option.
- GumDisease: Periodontal disease can cause bone loss around the tooth. If treatment is not done, the infection spreads further and damages the tooth beyond repair.
- Orthodontic Treatment: Sometimes, there is not enough space in the mouth for all the teeth to erupt properly. Extractions are done in such cases to help make room in the mouth and administer orthodontic treatment to properly align your teeth and bite. Such extractions are mostly performed om the premolars.
- Trauma: Sometimes, trauma or accident can render a tooth irreparable and extraction is the only way to restore your oral health.
- Impaction: Sometimes, our wisdom teeth may not erupt properly or may erupt at an angle. This creates pressure on the adjacent teeth and on the gums, leading to pain, inflammation and infection. The wisdom teeth need to be extracted in such cases.
We perform a thorough evaluation of your tooth and overall dental health before recommending an extraction. The procedure is performed under the effect of anesthesia. Sedation may be used for people suffering from dental anxiety. Your tooth is carefully pulled out of its socket using dental instruments and the area is then cleaned and a gauze pad is placed over it to control bleeding and allow a clot to form. We will then give you pain controlling medication to consume after the effect of anesthesia wears off and detailed instructions on how to care for the extraction site. We will also discuss all possible tooth replacement options with you.
For more information, please call our office at (847) 469-4340.