Extraction’s’ Procedure

Tooth removal is a common dental procedure you can get here at Aegis Dental Group and Angola Dental Center. It is done for a variety of reasons. One is when a person has a periodontal disease that slowly decays the teeth and infects the gums. The patient is surely bound to experience more pain as the teeth and gums in the surrounding area get infected as well. To prevent this from happening, it is advisable to visit a dentist right away to get proper treatment and have the tooth removed.

But, our Dentist may still recommend a patient to undergo a tooth removal procedure even if they are not experiencing a toothache. This is what might happen when a person has an impacted tooth that prevents other teeth in the gums from erupting properly. The patient may not feel the pain now, but they will eventually when the impacted tooth causes damage to the other teeth in the area. To prevent this from happening, having a tooth extraction procedure is highly necessary.

Tooth extraction’s’ procedure can be categorized into two main types: simple and surgical.

Simple Tooth Extraction
A simple tooth extraction refers to the removal of a tooth that is visible in the mouth and can be easily accessed by the dentist. This procedure is typically performed using local anesthesia to numb the area, ensuring minimal discomfort for the patient. After the tooth is loosened and gently removed from its socket, any necessary stitches are placed, and post-operative instructions are provided. Simple tooth extractions are commonly used for teeth that are damaged, decayed, or causing overcrowding in the mouth.

Surgical Tooth Extraction
A surgical (complex)  tooth extraction involves the removal of a tooth that may be more challenging to access or extract due to various factors. This could include teeth that are impacted (partially or fully trapped beneath the gum line), severely decayed, fractured, or have curved or multiple roots. Complex extractions may require additional surgical techniques such as sectioning the tooth into smaller pieces, bone removal, or gum tissue manipulation. General anesthesia or sedation may be used to ensure patient comfort during the procedure. Post-operative care and monitoring are typically more extensive with complex extractions to promote proper healing and minimize complications.

How to Determine If You Need Your Tooth Extracted?

Are you experiencing a severe toothache? Call Aegis Dental Group or Angola Dental Center today! Our dentists will determine the cause of the discomfort and let you know whether an emergency tooth extraction is necessary.


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