DENTAL EXTRACTION

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Dental Extraction

 

A Dental extraction is quite simply pulling a tooth to remove decayed, crowded or impacted teeth. With modern techniques and anesthesia, this procedure is painless.

 

There are two types of extractions – simple and surgical. A simple extraction is performed on teeth that are visible above the gum line, while a surgical extraction is needed when a tooth is impacted or the damage is below the gum line.

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Removing a tooth is often emergency procedure or a last ditch effort when a tooth is too badly damaged for a filling, root canal or crown, or to relieve unendurable pain. It’s also the go to for wisdom teeth that are unnecessary and problematic.
Taking out the infected and decayed tooth is a quick way to eradicate infection and allow the body to heal. After the tooth is pulled, depending on the location, your bite and other factors, you can leave the space empty or elect to replace the tooth with an implant, denture or bridge.

 

What To Expect:

 

  • No pain! You will feel pressure and “hear” the dentist moving the tooth from inside
  • A quick procedure, about 30 minutes in most cases
  • Anesthesia
  • If your tooth is impacted or below the gum line, a small incision
  • You may need stitches and firm pressure
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