Why do teeth need to be extracted? There are a variety of reasons. For example, some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed. A tooth may have advanced periodontal disease or is broken beyond repair, which requires a dental extraction. A tooth extraction may also be necessary if teeth are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth) or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
Tooth extractions can affect your ability to chew and lead to issues with your jaw joint and shifting teeth—which can impact your overall dental health. At Now Care Dental, our experienced dentists will help you avoid these complications by discussing possible alternatives to a tooth extraction, as well as proper replacement of the extracted tooth.
After it's determined a tooth extraction is the best course of action for you, the teeth extraction process begins by numbing your tooth, jawbone and gums with a local anesthetic.
During the extraction process you will likely feel some pressure from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal. It is possible some teeth may require sectioning; a common procedure when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can't expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time. Some teeth extraction patients may also need stitches at the extraction site.
You will feel no pain during a tooth extraction. That's because the anesthetic numbs the nerves and stops the transference of pain. However, if you do feel pain at any time, please let us know right away.
Do you need a tooth pulled? To schedule a tooth extraction procedure or consultation at Now Care Dental, call our Eagan, MN office at (651) 686-6800. Answering services are available 24/7. Clinic hours are 10am to 8pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year.