A dentist will always do whatever they can to salvage your teeth. However, sometimes a tooth can become too infected or damaged, and it puts your oral health as a whole at risk. In these cases, it’s necessary for the dentist to remove the tooth to prevent further damage.
What To Expect From Your Tooth Extraction
Sometimes, your dentist can perform what’s called a simple extraction wherein they loosen the tooth with a special tool, then pull the tooth out with forceps. If, however, the tooth can’t be pulled, they must perform a surgical extraction.
Once the appropriate anesthesia has been administered, your dentist will make a small incision in your gum, granting access to the obscured part of the tooth. They may need to cut the tooth into pieces to remove it, or in some cases, cut pieces of the jaw bone to allow the tooth to come out.
Once your procedure is complete, you’ll be given detailed instructions on how to take care of yourself during recovery. If you have any questions about your recovery process, please don’t hesitate to contact us.