In situations where teeth have unrepairable damage from extreme decay, periodontal disease, or unresponsive root canals, a tooth may need to be extracted. Other situations that may require a dental extractions include needing to create space for orthodontic procedures. When a dental extraction is performed, the patient is first given anesthetic by injection to numb the tooth and surrounding area. After the numbing has taken effect, no pain should be felt during the extraction. Next the tooth will be extracted either through a rocking motion or by being sectioned to be removed in pieces.
After a tooth extraction, it is completely necessary to follow the after-care instructions provided by your Westcliffe dentist. Failing to do so may result in complications or infection.
Once the jaw has recovered from the extraction and healed completely, it may be time to look at solutions for replacement. A dental implant might be the solution you’re looking for to take the place of the extracted tooth. Call your dentist when the extracted bone tissue and area is completely healed to discuss your options.