Although it’s usually preferable to keep your own natural teeth, in certain situations tooth extractions may be necessary. Fortunately, thanks to modern-day dental technology – having a tooth pulled is typically a simple process that is no more uncomfortable for the patient than any other dental procedure. The only thing that is different with tooth extractions is that they do require some at-home care afterward by the patient to ensure that the mouth heals quickly. At Forever Smiles, we routinely perform tooth extractions as needed for our patients.
Who is a Candidate for Tooth Extractions?
The fact is that almost anyone is a candidate for tooth extraction; it just depends on the situation. There are many different reasons why a patient may need to have a tooth pulled – severe decay, gum disease, or “crowded” teeth, just to name a few. Your dentist will only recommend extracting a tooth if it’s absolutely necessary. Any age of patient may need to have a tooth pulled – from the very youngest to the most elderly.
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What You Should Know about Tooth Extractions
Before your dentist begins the extraction process, he or she will make sure that you are as comfortable as possible by offering whatever form of conscious sedation is most appropriate for you. The procedure itself is done as quickly as possible, and your dentist will provide you with a full set of instructions on how best to care for the extraction site after you get home. It’s necessary to follow these after-procedure instructions in order to avoid any discomfort and reduce healing time.
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For additional information about tooth extractions, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Abayomi or Dr. Modrall, contact our office today. We are pleased to provide high quality dental care to patients.