Tooth extraction can relieve you from pain and discomfort and keep the infection from spreading in the oral cavity. Leaving a dental problem unresolved can lead to cavities, infection, and abscesses, which are much harder to treat.
Extractions are recommended if you suffer from overcrowded teeth or have a tooth growing at an angle and affecting the structural integrity of other teeth. Extra teeth may block new teeth from growing, causing a bite imbalance.
A tooth extraction is also an effective way to treat impacted or infected wisdom teeth (impacted wisdom teeth refers to wisdom teeth that are stuck in the jaw and haven’t come out). The dentist may also suggest the extraction of one or more teeth for patients who need braces. Patients receiving cancer radiation may develop infected teeth that need to be pulled out.
Contact Union Ave Dental in Pueblo, Colorado for tooth extractions near you.
If the extraction involves an impacted tooth, the dentist may first break the tooth before extracting it.
When a tooth is visible in the oral cavity, it usually involves a simple extraction. This procedure is performed by a general dentist, and they decide on the best way to do it after taking an x-ray of the area. If a wisdom tooth has to be extracted, your dentist at Union Ave Dental may request a panoramic or a 360-degree view of the oral cavity.
It’s also best to avoid smoking during the day of the procedure as well as immediate aftermath. Smoking may result in a condition known as ‘dry socket.’
Call or email Union Ave Dental in Pueblo, Colorado for more information on tooth extractions.