Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, however, there are times when they must be extracted due to unforeseen reasons. If a tooth is decaying or broken beyond repair, it may need to be pulled. An overcrowded mouth, particularly if you are undergoing orthodontia, is one of the reasons for tooth extraction, and our dental specialist may suggest you eliminate the tooth. In the case of adult teeth that can erupt from beneath the gum line due to a lack of room in the mouth, our dentist will advise extraction.
When you visit Cornell Dental for tooth extraction services, we will be happy to help. We have a broad and talented staff of dental specialists who can provide you with the best care possible to ensure that your oral health is restored.
Tooth Extraction Procedure
Our dentist may use a local anesthetic to numb the area of your gum where the tooth will be extracted. Our dental specialists can administer general anesthetic to help you sleep and relax while the extraction is being performed. A small incision on the gum near your tooth can be made by the dentist, and the tooth can then be held in place using forceps. It's rocked a little to loosen it up and allow it to release from the ligaments and bone tissue. When pulling a tooth is tough, it can break into pieces. After the tooth is extracted, our dentist will use a gauze pad to halt the bleeding. To stop blood clots from forming, you will bite down on the gauze. The dentist will use a few stitches to close the incision.
Types of Tooth Extraction
There are two types of tooth extraction, namely a surgical extraction, and a simple extraction. A simple extraction is the taking away the visible tooth from the mouth. The dentist numbs the tooth and gum nerves and slackens the tooth using an instrument called an elevator. A surgical extraction is a complicated procedure used to eliminate teeth that have broken off at the gum or for an impacted tooth.
After Tooth Extraction
Following tooth extraction, the most crucial thing to consider is wound healing. To avoid infection, you should brush and floss your teeth regularly. Use the pain medications that our dentist has prescribed. Biting on the gauze pad given will be crucial in preventing blood clots from forming. It is recommended that the gauze be soaked for a minimum of three or four hours. To decrease swelling, place an ice bag over the extraction site. After one day, you should resist spitting hard to prevent the socket from detaching and forming new clots.
Acquire Quality Extraction Services
Come to Cornell Dental if you require excellent teeth extraction services. We have a devoted and passionate team of dental professionals who can provide you with specialized care that will ensure your oral health. Please contact us at (971) 397-6196 to learn more about the tooth extraction procedure.