01 Jan When Your Smile Needs Tooth Extraction
When a tooth cannot be treated with a restoration, such as a filling or crown, then you may need to have it extracted to avoid poor oral health and major complications. Our team takes steps to offer the procedure with comfort and precision. With our team of orthognathic surgery experts in Richmond, VA, we can improve your oral health and preserve your smile with a tooth extraction.
The Reasons to Remove a Tooth
When a tooth is too damaged to be restored with a crown, or if it develops tooth decay or infection too severe for treatment, then removal could prevent the spread of infection to other parts of your smile. We could also extract teeth loosened by gum disease, or to make room for a prosthetic, such as bridges or dentures. Extraction also prevents wisdom tooth impaction, as the arrival of your wisdom teeth in early adulthood could lead to misalignment, infection, and other major complications. When we recommend this option, you have an issue that is severe enough to threaten smile stability.
Keeping You Comfortable During Treatment
We don’t want people to dread this procedure, even if they have dental anxiety. Which is why in addition to a local anesthetic, we will also discuss dental sedation to help you remain calm and relaxed during the procedure, with little to no memory of the procedure at all. The process could take as little as 30 minutes, and you could return to your normal routine in as little as 24 hours in some cases. Once you’re properly relaxed and comfortable, we will gently extract the tooth with a pair of forceps and then suture the area closed.
What Happens Next?
We will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure the area heals properly in the next day or two, so you can move on to your normal routine. In many cases, the teeth being removed don’t need to be replaced, but if they do leave a gap behind in your smile we could discuss prosthetic options like bridges or even dental implants to fill the gaps and offer a complete smile again, so you can smile with confidence and feel great about the results! If you have any questions about how we plan and implement a tooth extraction, or if you have painful symptoms that need immediate attention, then please reach out to our team today. We want to help you enjoy a new smile in the new year, so don’t delay!
Talk to the Team at Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery In Richmond, VA Today!
Our team wants to offer a gentle and comfortable tooth extraction procedure! Talk to our team at Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery in Richmond, VA at (804) 354-1600 today.