Our goal at Lone Pine Dental is always to help you save your tooth. Sometimes, however, due to damage, decay, or overcrowding, tooth extractions are necessary. When you come in to see us, we will do a thorough exam, including taking an x-ray, to determine what is going on with your tooth and if the best choice is to remove it.
When Do I Need an Extraction?
There are moments when the dentist will recommend that you have a tooth extraction. If your tooth is infected and cannot be repaired with a filling, crown, or root canal, an extraction may be the best alternative.
In some cases, you might have crowded teeth that make it difficult to wear braces. The dentist will recommend extracting one of the crowded teeth so that the other teeth can spread out on the gum line when undergoing treatment. When there are teeth out of place the teeth might have alignment issues, and this may require surgery or tooth extraction. An extraction will help in correcting bite issues and in reducing the need for more advanced treatments down the road.
Simple and Surgical Extractions
There are two types of extractions: simple and surgical. A simple extraction can be done on a tooth that is healthy but emerged from the gum line. The dentists use forceps to pull the tooth back and forth until it becomes loose, then the tooth is pulled out. Simple tooth extraction is done when the tooth is visible, and the dentist uses local anesthesia. This process does not need stitching and the recovery process is fast.
If you have a broken, impacted, or damaged tooth, the dentist uses surgical extraction to pull out the tooth. The oral surgeon makes an incision on the gums and removes the tooth in pieces. The recovery process of a surgical extraction is more complex than a simple extraction.
The dentist will recommend the best extraction for you after doing an examination and determining the best treatment option for you.
Visit Us for Treatment
Our professional surgeons realize the importance of safe dental extractions, to safeguard the remaining teeth. We will supply remedies for your dental issue by applying recent and safe procedures. Call Lone Pine Dental at (541) 668-8036 to book an appointment and talk to our dental professionals about your condition. We will determine if tooth extraction is the best approach for you.