Dental extractions are necessary when a tooth is severely decayed or damaged and needs to be removed. It is a simple dental procedure that can be completed in just one dental visit.
At Rio Rancho Family Dental Care, our dentists have performed numerous oral surgeries and tooth extractions and can ensure the process runs smoothly and painlessly. Read on to find out more.
When Do You Need a Dental Extraction?
Dental extractions are usually necessary for the following oral conditions:
Tooth cavities have to be cleaned out at the earliest. If they are not, the decay can affect the deeper layers of the tooth and cause root canal or other infections. If the infection severely affects the tooth and it cannot be saved, it will have to be extracted.
Teeth that are either cracked, chipped, or broken have to be restored to their initial strength and structural stability. However, if the extent of damage is severe, we will have to extract the affected teeth.
In some cases such as overcrowded teeth, tooth extraction may become necessary when preparing for orthodontic treatments to make room for the teeth to be properly aligned.
Erupting teeth that are stuck in the jawbone are called impacted teeth. They can cause severe pain and discomfort and potentially lead to infections. The best way to treat this oral condition is by removing impacted teeth completely.
How Is an Extraction Performed?
Dental extractions are carried out under anesthesia. Once the sedative takes effect, our dentists will hold the tooth firmly using dental forceps and loosen the tooth. Then, they will remove the tooth in one firm motion.
You won’t feel any pain during the extraction. The extraction site will then be sutured and suitable medication will be provided to you to ensure optimum healing.
Some of the common types of oral surgeries our dentists at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care perform are:
Bone grafts - carried out to replenish the density of the jawbone tissue in preparation for dental implants.
Gum grafts- carried out when the gums have receded below the ideal gum line due to gum diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis.
Facial structuring - required for restoration when patients suffer external trauma to the mouth or face resulting in a broken jawbone or broken teeth.
To find out more details about tooth extractions and oral surgeries and to schedule a consultation, call Rio Rancho Family Dental Care at (505) 891-4510, visit us at 4041 Ridge Rock Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, or book online.