Gentle Removal of Compromised Teeth
At Pacific Hills Dental, we will always try to save your damaged and weakened teeth. However, in some cases, extraction may be the only solution. Rest assured that if Dr. Pietrok or Dr. St. Germain recommends an extraction, he or she will use gentle and precise methods. In addition, your dentist will always recommend an effective restorative option following your tooth removal.
What Happens During an Extraction?
Before performing an extraction, your dentist will numb your tooth and nearby gums. Thanks to our highly effective local anesthesia, you should feel little more than a slight pressure during your treatment. When your tooth and soft tissues are completely numb, your dentist will gently loosen your tooth before lifting it from your mouth. With our dentists’ gentle techniques, any slight irritation should subside within a few days. When your gums have healed, Dr. Pietrok or Dr. St. Germain will supply your new restoration. Options include a dental bridge, dentures, or dental implants.
Do You Require a Dental Extraction?
- Severe infection: If your infection is too widespread for root canal treatment, extraction may be necessary.
- Compromised immune system: If you suffer from another health condition that makes it difficult to fight off infection, extraction may be the fastest way to eliminate harmful bacteria from your body.
- Gum disease: Severe periodontal disease can cause your gums to pull away from the underlying bone. Your dentist may need to remove your loosened tooth.
- Wisdom teeth: Like many people, you may not have enough room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth. Although we do not perform wisdom tooth extraction here at our office, we will be happy to refer you to an area specialist.
Benefits of Extraction
If you have a severely compromised tooth, extraction can have enormous benefits for your oral health. In many cases, it can ease the discomfort of a toothache. Once your dentist has replaced the tooth with a custom-made restoration, you could also enjoy renewed dental function and an enhanced smile.