Your permanent teeth are meant to be with you for life. But if you have a severely damaged or decayed tooth, you may need a tooth extraction. The team at Allegra Family Dentistry in Mesa, Arizona, provides expert gentle and compassionate dental care and tooth extractions when necessary. For the management of all your dental health needs from a team who cares, call the office today or book an appointment online.
The dentist at Allegra Family Dentistry will do everything they can to save your teeth. But in some cases, tooth extraction is necessary. Reasons you may need a tooth extraction include:
If you have an infection in your tooth that can’t be fixed with a root canal, then the dentist may recommend a tooth extraction. You may also need a tooth extraction to prevent further infection if you have a suppressed immune system due to chemotherapy treatments or organ transplant.
Sometimes teeth need to be removed to make more room in your mouth for orthodontic care.
You may also need to have a tooth extraction if you have severe periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, that’s causing loose teeth.
The team at Allegra Family Dentistry makes it their top priority that you’re completely comfortable before, during, and after your tooth extraction. Before your tooth is extracted, you’re given a local anesthetic to numb the area. Then, the tooth is pulled.
If your tooth is impacted, the dentist may need to cut around the gum and bone and remove your tooth with special tools. After your tooth is removed, the dentist may close the opening left by your tooth with dissolvable stitches.
Recovery from your tooth extraction varies. The dentist will provide instructions on what to expect and how to take care of yourself after your tooth extraction. You may be advised to take it easy for a day or two and you may need to eat a soft diet while your wound heals.
You’ll begin to feel more like your usual self within a week or two after your tooth extraction. Over time, new bone and tissue grow to fill in the spot where your tooth used to be.
After your tooth extraction, the dentist will review your options for replacement of your missing tooth. Your options include:
When it comes to maintaining good oral health, dental implants make the best tooth replacement option. The team offers dental implant restorations.
Tooth extraction is sometimes necessary, but doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience. For compassionate and gentle dental care, call Allegra Family Dentistry today or book an appointment online.