While any dentist will tell you, it is always the best option to save your teeth, we understand that there are times that having a tooth extracted is the only viable option. There are times when a tooth is so badly infected and has so much decay that the only option is to pull it. There are times, however, that you may be referred to an Orthodontist who may recommend extractions to help ease some crowding. There are times we see patients who have cracked a tooth, if the crack and fissure extend below the gum line the probability is high the tooth would need to be extracted. Regardless of your situation Dr. Amir will be able to evaluate it, determine the best treatment for you, and explain the process.
Typically, extractions are considered to be a minor procedure especially when it is an anterior (front) tooth which only have one root. When a posterior (back) tooth is being extracted, then the procedure can become a little more complex. These extractions can take a little more time since the posterior teeth can have 3 or 4 roots as each root must be removed entirely. When a tooth is being extracted that has little or no crown (the tooth above the gum line), that procedure might take a little longer as well. Keep in mind that it is very important that the surrounding gum and tissue is disturbed as little as possible, so that ideal healing can occur. Dr. Amir always preforms extractions with goal of keeping you comfortable as possible both during and after the procedure.
Aftercare of Extraction Site
After any surgery it is imperative that you have the proper care instructions to ensure a speedy and healthy recovery. At Grand Oaks Dental Care you will always be given instructions on how to properly care for yourself after an extraction. It is of paramount importance that you follow these instructions, so you can prevent any complications like a dry socket, which can not only cause extreme pain but an unpleasant odor as well. Dr. Amir and his staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have pertaining to your extraction and homecare. It is always important to ensure proper post-operative care as healing can being quicker, and your discomfort can be kept to a minimum. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for you or a family member.