Tooth Extraction Oakmont
You may need a tooth extraction for several reasons, and Oakmont dentist Dr. Lara Rice will thoroughly explain all scenarios and tooth extraction options to you. Sometimes a tooth becomes severely decayed and cannot be saved with a root canal or dental crown. Extremely decayed teeth will become more painful and spread the infection to other areas, so your Oakmont dentist must extract them. A tooth may have a severe crack that will inevitably lead to decay, so you are faced with the decision of extracting the tooth now or later when it becomes more painful and the infection more widespread. Oakmont dentist Dr. Lara Rice also extracts teeth that are poorly positioned and slowly shoving or twisting the rest of your teeth out of alignment. Many teeth are extracted for this reason, especially if you are preparing for orthodontic treatment at Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry.
Experienced Oakmont dentist Dr. Lara Rice understands the potential problems resulting from a tooth extraction. With the sudden void in your mouth, the underlying bone and gum tissue can recede, neighboring teeth can shift, and your entire bite can change and cause chewing and TMJ (jaw joint) pain. Luckily, Oakmont dentist Dr. Lara Rice is educated in more than simply tooth extraction. At Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry, we will discuss the tooth extraction and any followup care options, to ensure you remain comfortable and smiling.
The Tooth Extraction Process
At your tooth extraction appointment, Oakmont dentist Dr. Lara Rice will gently numb your tooth and surrounding gums and jaw bone. If your tooth is firmly anchored into the bone, your Oakmont dentist may cut the tooth into sections and carefully remove it piece by piece. Normally your tooth can be extracted at Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry in as a whole unit. In this case, you will pressure as the tooth is rocked to widen the socket. Don’t worry; you shouldn’t any feel pain, because experienced Oakmont dentist Dr. Lara Rice uses local anesthetic to completely numb the surrounding nerves and block the transference of pain.