There are unavoidable reasons why you might need to have a tooth removed. For instance, there’s significant decay, certain diseases, ruinous injuries and impactions. In some cases, extracting a tooth is the best way to ensure the health of the surrounding teeth. When extraction is called for, it’s important that you go into the procedure with confidence in your dentist and a clear understanding of the process. This blog post will explain the ins and outs of tooth removal, so continue reading for details.

Your Tooth Extraction Appointment

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The words “tooth extraction” are enough to produce anxiety in many people. The basis for a good deal of the stress can be put down to a simple fear of the unknown. This is why it’s important that you familiarize yourself with the procedure. You can do that very thing by reading the informative article excerpted below.

Tooth extractions sound intimidating, but they are a routine procedure performed by dentists and oral surgeons. Knowing what to expect makes the experience less stressful.

Your dentist determines if you need an extraction and whether he or she will do it or refer you to an oral surgeon. You receive an injection of local anesthesia that keeps the area around the affected tooth numb during the extraction.

Although tooth extraction is sometimes called “having a tooth pulled,” extraction is a blend of rocking and pulling called luxation. The movement gradually opens the space in the bone where the tooth sits and breaks the small fibers that connect the tooth to the bone. Read more at New Mouth…

Although tooth extractions are common procedures, you don’t want to visit just any dentist. Be sure to entrust your care to someone who has the talent, training and experience to provide the highest quality of care.

Types Of Tooth Extractions

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Based on the specifics of your case, the dentist will remove your problem tooth using one of two methods. Both of these options are examined in the following piece:

Tooth extraction is performed in two ways:

Simple Extraction
If the tooth is visible in the mouth, the dentist performs a simple extraction. The dentist starts by loosening the tooth using an elevator and then removing it with forceps.

Surgical Extraction
As the name suggests, this procedure is more complexed and used in cases when the tooth has either not erupted in the mouth or broken off at the gum line. While general dentists can perform the procedure, oral maxillofacial surgeons are the specialists. The doctor starts the procedure with a small incision into your gum. Some cases require cutting the tooth in half or removing the bone around the tooth to complete the extraction of the impacted wisdom tooth or broken tooth. Read more at Mayfield Dental…

The details of your tooth extraction procedure will vary according to the complexity of the removal. Your dentist should be able to assess the situation and explain in detail what you can expect during your extraction appointment.

Root Canal Instead Of Removal

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It’s not uncommon for a patient to schedule a dental exam for a tooth extraction, only to learn from the dentist that a root canal is actually the better option. The linked article provides more details about root canal procedures.

If your dentist thinks that your tooth might still have a chance, then a root canal is the procedure for you. Where is that fine line between a live tooth and dead tooth, though?

When your tooth is cracked, or you develop a deep cavity, bacteria will begin to seep deep inside the tooth to the pulp area. Here bacteria can grow and cause a painful infection. If the damage is caught before the situation is too bad, the tooth can be saved with a root canal.

When you’re looking for an expert opinion on tooth extractions, root canals or other similar procedures, Dague Dental Solutions should be your first call. Dr. Jolene Dague, one of the leading dentists in Davenport, Iowa, will examine your mouth, diagnose your trouble(s) and provide you with the ideal treatment solution. Reach our office at (563) 386-9770 or use the contact form on our website to get in touch. We look forward to creating the smile of your dreams.