Tooth Extractions at Scottsville Family Dentistry
At Scottsville Family Dentistry, we prioritize the preservation of your natural teeth. However, there are situations where a tooth extraction may be necessary to protect your oral health and overall well-being. Our team of dental professionals is dedicated to providing gentle and compassionate care, ensuring that your tooth extraction experience is as comfortable as possible.
What Are Tooth Extractions?
Tooth extractions are dental procedures that involve the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. Extractions may be performed for a variety of reasons, including severe tooth decay, gum disease, impacted wisdom teeth, orthodontic treatment, or dental trauma.
There are two types of tooth extractions:
Simple Extraction: A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that is visible above the gum line. The tooth is loosened using dental instruments and then carefully removed with forceps.
Surgical Extraction: A surgical extraction is required for teeth that are not easily accessible, such as impacted wisdom teeth. A small incision is made in the gum tissue, and the tooth may be sectioned into smaller pieces for easier removal.
When Is a Tooth Extraction Necessary?
Tooth extractions may be recommended in the following situations:
Severe tooth decay or infection that cannot be treated with a root canal
Advanced gum disease that has compromised the supporting structures of the tooth
Impacted wisdom teeth causing pain, infection, or crowding
Preparation for orthodontic treatment to create space for tooth alignment
Fractured or damaged teeth that cannot be repaired
The Tooth Extraction Process
At Scottsville Family Dentistry, your comfort and safety are our top priorities. Before the extraction procedure, our dentist will conduct a thorough examination and review your medical and dental history. X-rays may be taken to assess the position and condition of the tooth.
Local anesthesia will be administered to numb the area around the tooth. If you are anxious or undergoing a surgical extraction, additional sedation options may be available to ensure your comfort.
After the tooth is extracted, our dentist will provide you with post-operative instructions to promote proper healing and minimize discomfort. These instructions may include guidelines for pain management, oral hygiene, and dietary restrictions.
Why Choose Scottsville Family Dentistry?
At Scottsville Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing exceptional dental care in a warm and friendly environment. Our experienced team uses advanced dental technology and techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. We take the time to listen to your concerns and work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.
If you are in need of a tooth extraction or have questions about any of our dental services, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.