A tooth extraction is exactly what it sounds like, we remove a tooth. Most extractions can be done rather quickly and with little, to no pain due to the use of local anesthetic. Although you can’t feel the pain associated with the extraction, you can feel the motions and efforts done to extract the tooth. After the tooth is removed, stitches are used to place the gums into a normal position.
Though it is usually best to retain your natural teeth, in certain situations, the best option for restoring oral health is tooth extraction. We may recommend tooth extraction if no other dental treatments and procedures can heal a tooth that is:
Significantly decayed or damaged
Severely affected by periodontal disease (gum disease)
Impacted (trapped under the gum line)
Largely destroyed by infection
Our dental team at Somos Dental are dedicate to ensuring that each procedure, including tooth extraction, is performed gently and comfortably so you can have a great dental experience. A tooth extraction, followed by proper cleaning and hygiene, can help you improve your oral health and restore the function and beauty of your smile.
If you are experiencing tooth pain, we invite you to call our dental office to learn more about our restorative dentistry options. You can begin improving your oral health today!