You and ROMS may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed, have advanced periodontal disease, or are broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
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, in most cases, we will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement options of the extracted tooth.
At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jaw bone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic. During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal. If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away.
Some teeth require sectioning. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time. This is done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket , its root is curved and it cannot be removed in a single piece.
AFTER TOOTH EXTRACTION
For details on home care after tooth extraction, see the page “After Extractions” under “Surgical Instructions”.