Generally considered a last resort when it comes to dental interventions, sometimes nothing but a tooth extraction will do. Simply put, a tooth extraction involves removing a tooth from the jaw. This is often the result of injury to the tooth, severe decay, or, in the case of infection, the potential to negatively impact the surrounding teeth.
As with most dental procedures, there is more than one type of tooth extraction. Depending on the situation, a patient might need a routine extraction or surgical extraction. As with any procedure performed at Crown Dental, our patients can feel confident that our team will do everything we can to ensure your comfort and ease throughout each step of the process.
Understanding Routine Extractions
As the name implies, a routine extraction is well… routine. Using a tool called a dental elevator, Dr. Chen will loosen the tooth from the gum tissue and then use forceps to remove it from the gum line entirely. Before the procedure, Dr. Chen will administer local anesthesia. While it’s normal to feel pressure, you shouldn’t experience any pain during the procedure.
An important word of warning for smokers who need a tooth extraction is to not smoke following the procedure. Doing so during your recuperation could cause dry sockets, which further complicates the healing process. As always, you should still practice good oral hygiene habits — brushing and flossing every day, taking care to avoid any sensitive areas near the extraction site.
If you need a tooth extraction, don’t delay. Contact Denise and schedule an appointment with Dr. Chen as soon as possible. Like most problems, this kind of dental concern will not resolve on its own, which is why quick action is key. At Crown Dental, we make every effort to accommodate each patient’s hectic schedule, so don’t let your busy calendar keep you from receiving the royal treatment.