Tooth Extractions Overview
Dentists have been practicing tooth extractions for years. Though your permanent teeth are designed to stick around for awhile, there are occasions where they might need to be taken out. If the tooth has decayed beyond repair or if it is cracked, it will likely need to be removed.
Our team of dentists at Priority Dental are equipped to extract teeth quickly and easily. The process for removing a tooth is very straight-forward. They will numb the gum and surrounding area of the tooth needing to be removed and then remove it. It’s as simple as that.
Another instance that might require tooth extraction is overcrowding in the mouth. Some patients don’t have room enough in their mouths for all the teeth. A common example of this is wisdom teeth extraction.
Why should I get my wisdom teeth removed?
We strive to make the wisdom teeth extraction process as painless and seamless as possible at Priority Dental. Wisdom teeth are the third molars located at the back of the mouth. Not everyone has them, and sometimes people even have room for them. However, it is much more common for them to need to be extracted.
Wisdom teeth are a bit trickier than normal teeth, so special methods have been developed for their particular extraction. The process is essentially the same, whether your wisdom teeth are impacted or not. Impacted wisdom teeth are teeth that aren’t aligned to erupt out of the gum layer. If they’re aligned to run into your other molars, a lot of pain and potential infection can occur. This is why it’s healthier and safer to have them removed.
Wisdom teeth extraction and recovery with Priority Dental
You’ll be heavily sedated before the procedure begins to keep you relaxed and peaceful. After the teeth have been removed, you’ll need a friend or family member to drive you home.
Some bleeding after wisdom teeth removal is common. You’ll be provided with plenty of gauze because of this. Patients typically feel fully comfortable after 24 hours have passed. It’s important for the blood to clot at the areas of extraction, so avoid straws and hard candy that require you to use suction. Stick to smooth, soft, easily chewable foods for at least a week after the procedure. Foods such as pudding, mashed potatoes, and yogurt are great options.
We want your oral health to be the best it can be. Schedule an appointment with us today for wisdom teeth extraction.