A simple tooth extraction refers to the removal of a visible and easily accessible tooth. A more extensive procedure is required for teeth that are fractured, below the gum line, or impacted.
At Del Mar Family Dental Care, Dr. Lee and our team have the experience and skills to offer alternative solutions where possible or ensure a straightforward and seamless tooth extraction procedure when it is the only option.
When Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?
Severe Tooth Decay
Deep decay can damage the inside of your tooth and infect the pulp. In some cases, the dentist will recommend a root canal treatment. However, in other cases when the damage is too severe, tooth extraction may be the only option.
Wisdom teeth commonly develop complications. When they don’t erupt through the gums, they are referred to as impacted wisdom teeth and typically require tooth extraction.
The dentist may recommend tooth extraction to correct overcrowding and align your other teeth properly. For moderate overcrowding issues, the dentist may recommend orthodontic treatment.
Tooth Extraction Benefits
Tooth extraction can help relieve pain and discomfort, prevent infections and complications, and safeguard the adjacent teeth.
A tooth infection can quickly spread to other teeth, making treatment more difficult. Removing the infected tooth can help prevent the infection from spreading and protect your other teeth.
Tooth Extraction Procedure
Before the tooth extraction, the dentist will take X-rays of the affected tooth. This imaging will aid in determining the curvature and angle of the root of the tooth.
Our dentist will then perform a simple or surgical extraction as required.
For a simple tooth extraction, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the region around your tooth. Then, the dentist will use an elevator to loosen the tooth before removing it using forceps.
Surgical extraction is more complex. You'll most likely be administered a higher dose of sedation to ensure you are relaxed and do not feel any discomfort during the procedure. Next, the dentist will make an incision in the gums and extract the tooth either integrally or in pieces.
It's important to remember that tooth extraction isn't always the only option, but it is occasionally required. To learn more about this process, speak with our dentist today!
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Lee at Del Mar Family Dental Care for tooth extraction today by calling (303) 577-0062, booking online, or visiting us at 797 Peoria St. Unit A, Aurora, CO 80011.