Your specialist may determine that you need a tooth extraction for one or several reasons; severe decay, advanced periodontal disease, or a tooth has broken in a manner that cannot be repaired. Other teeth, such as impacted teeth, may need to be removed either to prepare for orthodontic treatment or because they are poorly positioned in the mouth. The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health. To avoid these complications, our specialists will discuss alternatives to extractions and replacement options.
The Extraction Process
At the time of extraction, your specialist will numb your tooth, jawbone, and gums surrounding the area with a local anesthetic. During the extraction process, you will feel a lot of pressure, as your tooth socket is widened just prior to removal. Though you will feel pressure, you will not feel pain because the anesthetic numbs the pain-transmitting nerves. If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction, please let your doctor know right away.