What is a Tooth Extraction?
An extraction involves fully removing one or more teeth from your mouth. It is done as a way to prevent and improve oral health problems that you may be experiencing. Extractions are done safely in our office on an as needed basis. The goal is to improve your dental health while providing you with the care that you need.
Why would a Tooth Extraction be needed?
Extractions can be done on both pediatric and adult patients. You may need to have a tooth removed because it’s seriously decayed or loose due to gum disease. The tooth might have cracked enough to where it is no longer able to be saved. Alternatively, you may have a problem wisdom tooth or stubborn baby tooth that needs to be removed to prevent future problems from occurring.
Watch the video: Dr. Bo Stanley of Austin, TX discusses what a dental extraction is
Watch the video: Dr. Bo Stanley of Austin, TX discusses the reasons you might need a dental extraction.
Who is a candidate for a Tooth Extraction?
Most patients who need to have an extraction done can and should consider coming in for treatment. Extractions can help to prevent problems from happening, which can be essential to your dental health. We do everything that we can to try to save a tooth, but there may come a time when a tooth is beyond the point of being saved. We will conduct an examination to determine if an extraction is the best treatment option for you.
What happens during the Tooth Extraction process?
We first numb the area with local anesthetic or provide you with sedation to calm you down during treatment. We then loosen and remove the tooth from the mouth using specialized dental tools. Sutures may be necessary to close the gums after the tooth is removed. You’ll bite down on a piece of gauze to stop any and all bleeding. This process is repeated if you have multiple teeth that need to be removed. It’s important that you follow all aftercare instructions to ensure the area heals properly.
If you think you need to have a tooth extracted, call us today so that we can help to answer any of your questions regarding the procedure.