At Fedorciw, Massoumi & Kolbig in Cromwell, CT we try to save our patient’s teeth whenever it is possible. However, there are instances where dental extraction is necessary. We will explain what situations tooth extraction is beneficial and the ways you can replace missing teeth.
In What Circumstances Would Tooth Extraction Be Beneficial?
When we tell our patients that their tooth needs to be extracted they are commonly terrified. However, there are many situations where tooth extractions improve your oral health. Some situations include the following:
- Dental decay: The most common cause of tooth extraction is decay and cavities. A tooth extraction eliminates the pain and the root of the problem. By removing the tooth you ensure that your other teeth remain healthy without the risk of further complications like inflammation and bleeding.
- Impacted wisdom teeth: Impacted teeth have not broken through your gums, they can cause alignment issues and other oral health issues.
- Periodontal disease: Gum disease can significantly damage the tissue around the teeth. The bone supporting the teeth and gums may fall back to the point where your teeth become loose which can affect your teeth’s function. Gum recession can make it easier for food particles and bacteria to accumulate between your teeth and gums.
- Chipped and broken teeth: Broken or chipped teeth can be the cause of infection or can cause cuts on the tongue. Teeth broken with nerve endings exposed can cause severe pain when exposed to air and extreme temperature beverages.
- Teeth overcrowding: When there is not enough room for your teeth to grow, teeth can develop severely malformed.
What Should I Expect During A Tooth Extraction?
Knowing what a tooth extraction procedure looks like can help you reduce any anxiety you may have. If you and our team decide to extract one or more teeth, you will be scheduled to return for oral surgery in the near future. Depending on the nature of your extraction and other factors, such as whether your teeth are impacted, you may also be sedated or given general anesthesia during your procedure to prevent pain during the procedure, and may be prescribed medications to help manage pain in the hours following your extraction
Following tooth extraction post-procedure guidelines is vital for healing and preventing complications. You have certain dietary restrictions and also keep the surgical site clean at all times. If you are prescribed an antibiotic, it is important that you complete the course of treatment to prevent infection. You may also be advised to avoid smoking or drinking with a straw to avoid complications.
Am I the Right Candidate For A Dental Extraction?
You may be a candidate for the procedure if one or more of your teeth are decayed so severely that a restoration treatment is not a possibility or if a tooth is leading to other oral health complications.Only a dentist can tell you if you need a tooth extraction. If you are in or near Cromwell, CT, Fedorciw, Massoumi & Kolbig is proud to help you through the process. Call and make an appointment with our team call 860-635-4666 today.