Removing a tooth is always a last resort, but may be necessary when dealing with severe decay, infection, or tooth with poor prognosis.

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Despite the fact that permanent teeth are designed to last a lifetime, there are a variety of situations in which tooth extraction may be necessary. An extremely frequent cause is a tooth that has been irreparably destroyed by trauma or decay. We do our best to provide minimally invasive extractions with as little pain as possible.

When Should I Extract My Tooth?

Your dentist at Peony Dental will be able to tell you if a tooth needs to be extracted or not. There are several common cases that would require you to extract a tooth:

A crowded mouth: Sometimes dentists remove teeth to make room for orthodontic treatment. It may not be feasible to correctly align your teeth with orthodontia if your teeth are too large for your mouth. Similar to this, your dentist could advise extracting a tooth if it cannot erupt through the gum because the mouth does not have enough room for it.

Infection: The pulp, which is the part of the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels, can become infected if dental decay or other damage reaches the pulp. Usually, root canal treatment (RCT) may fix this, but in certain cases, extraction may be required to stop the infection from spreading if it is too serious to be treated with antibiotics or RCT.

Prevention: Even the slightest possibility of infection in a single tooth may be sufficient justification for tooth extraction if your immune system is already impaired (for instance, due to chemotherapy or an organ transplant). It can be essential to extract the tooth or teeth if periodontal disease, an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth, has caused the loosening of the teeth.

How Does it Work?

Your dentist will administer a local anesthetic to numb the region where the tooth will be removed before extracting it. Your dentist might occasionally use a strong general anesthesia. As a result, you won't experience any discomfort when having the treatment done, and you'll sleep through it.

After the tooth has been removed, the socket typically produces a blood clot. To stop the bleeding, the dentist will place a gauze pad in the socket and have you bite down on it. The gum borders above the extraction site may occasionally be closed by the dentist using a few sutures, which are often self-dissolving. Your dentist will give you specific after care procedures to prevent infection and ensure a speedy recovery!

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