Simple Tooth Extractions With Solace Oral Surgery
We all want our teeth to be healthy, but sometimes a certain tooth ends up diseased, impacted, or painful despite our best efforts at oral health. In these cases, simple extractions may be the best answer. Many dental patients avoid tooth extractions because they fear pain or have heard negative things about local anesthesia. At Solace Oral Surgery, our mission is to alleviate these concerns and extract the teeth that cause our patients pain so they can return to living normal, healthy lives.
Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?
Not all oral disease or tooth pain results in an extraction. However, there are a few situations in which you might need one. Talk to Jaime A. Romero and his staff about an extraction if:
- You have a fractured or malformed tooth.
- You have extra teeth, including baby teeth, that are impeding adult tooth health.
- You have severe tooth decay, and root canals have not alleviated it.
- You have any periodontal disease that has impacted any tooth roots.
- You need braces, and crowding or extra teeth would impede their placement.
Are Tooth Extractions Painful?
No. We give all our patients gentle local anesthetics before extractions. If you have questions about your anesthetic, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Romero or the dentist treating you that day. You will undergo X-rays before the extraction, so inform us if you are or could be pregnant, or if you have had medical procedures that could influence how your body responds to radiation.
During a tooth extraction, the dentist uses an “elevator” tool to lift the tooth, loosening gum and ligament tissue. He or she then uses forceps to gently rock the tooth back and extract it from the ligaments and gums. Our dentists are extremely gentle and careful with this part of the procedure. Some teeth may need to be broken into pieces for removal if they cannot be tugged out easily. Again, you won’t feel this.
We use gauze to pack your tooth’s socket after the procedure. In some cases, stitches are necessary to close the wound. We’ll walk you through how to take care of the extraction site after your procedure. Please bring someone to drive you to and from the office and to take information. If you’re ill during the week before your extraction, you may need to reschedule, so call us as soon as possible. If you need an appointment, you may contact us online or by phone.