Tooth Extractions at Fall River
Common Reasons for Tooth Extractions:
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The Tooth Extraction Procedure
Filling in the missing space will help give you a perfect smile after a tooth is extracted from the mouth. After the dentist successfully removes the tooth, the doctor can fill the space with one of the following:
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Frequently Asked Questions?
Why is tooth extraction recommended by Dentists?
Adult tooth extraction is sometimes necessary, especially if you have one of these dental problems:
- Overcrowding can happen when your upper and lower jaws overlap or when there’s not enough space in the mouth. Our dentist in Fall River can recommend teeth pulling for orthodontia- a procedure done to align the teeth.
- Impacted wisdom teeth are the main reason why we perform a tooth extraction. Wisdom teeth come at last and can sometimes become trapped under the jaw. Tooth extraction is a good choice because wisdom teeth can cause pain and also because they can harm your dental structure.
- Tooth decay can cause damage to the pulp and teeth, requiring an extraction. To remove decay and infection, we perform the root canal procedure. We can also extract teeth if the tooth structure is severely damaged.
- Periodontal disease can lead to teeth becoming weaker or looser, making it necessary for tooth extractions to be performed.
What is the procedure of tooth extraction?
There are different ways to extract a tooth, depending on how severe the problem is. It can either be simple or more complicated. Simple extractions can be done quickly and are simple. The dentist will anesthetize the gum using local anesthesia. After that, the dentist will pull the teeth with special forceps. To facilitate healing, the dentist will clean and stitch the gums. These stitches will eventually fall apart and won’t require any further dental treatment.
The procedure of surgical extractions is more difficult for impacted wisdom teeth. The dentist will administer IV sedation to you due to the complexity of this procedure.
What to expect with tooth extraction?
Tooth extractions are performed by oral surgeons (dentists who have received special training in surgery) and dentists. Your dentist will administer a local anesthetic injection to an area of the tooth before pulling it out. Your dentist might use a stronger general anesthetic in certain cases. This will reduce pain and allow you to sleep throughout the procedure.
If the tooth has become impacted, the dentist will remove the gum and bone tissue covering the tooth. After the tooth is pulled, a blood clot forms in the socket. To stop bleeding, the dentist will place a gauze pad in the socket. To close the area of the extraction, the dentist may place a few stitches that are usually self-dissolving.
How long will it take for the gum to heal?
The type of procedure and location of your teeth will affect the recovery time, but you can expect to be fully healed in 7 to 14 days.