At District Dental Wellness our first and foremost goal is to protect and promote your overall physical health. Any dentistry we perform is done with the intent of promoting your well-being and helping you become healthier.
We will never extract a tooth unless it is absolutely necessary to keep your mouth healthy and pain-free. There are times when an extraction is necessary and even preferred. The following is a list of conditions which can necessitate an extraction. You may need an extraction if you have:
- A tooth that is irreparably fractured or broken.
- Impacted wisdom teeth.
- An overcrowded mouth.
- A deep infection that can’t be treated with a root canal.
- Severe decay.
Extracting a tooth for one of these reasons can help restore your oral health by removing infectious tissue and compromised teeth that are no longer functional. Another good reason to extract infected teeth is that an infection can spread from your tooth to the bloodstream. After extracting a tooth, we can begin working on restoring your teeth as well as your health.
If your wisdom teeth can be removed in a straightforward fashion, we will extract them for you. For more involved cases like impacted wisdom teeth, we are happy to refer you to a trusted oral surgeon who will take great care of you.
THE EXTRACTION PROCESS
Your comfort is extremely important to us, and we understand that getting a tooth removed can be frightening. Because of this, we offer a few different options for anesthesia. Depending on your level of anxiety, we can find the right option for you. Once we have administered anesthesia, we will gently and carefully remove your tooth.
Afterward, you will notice that a blood clot forms over the space left by your pulled tooth. This is a natural part of your body’s healing process. We will give you instructions about how you can aid in the healing of your gums and what to do if you face any complications.