Understanding Tooth Extraction: When Is It Necessary?
While maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial, circumstances may arise that necessitate tooth extraction. A single lost tooth can significantly impact both your oral health and appearance. Our family dentist in Reno comprehends the importance of preserving your smile, which is why we meticulously consider tooth extraction only when essential. Reasons for tooth extraction may include:
Severe Decay: When decay reaches an advanced stage, compromising the tooth’s structural integrity.
Advanced Periodontal Disease: In cases where gum disease has severely affected the supporting structures of the tooth.
Infection or Abscess: When infection or an abscess develops and jeopardizes surrounding tissues.
Orthodontic Correction: Tooth extraction may be necessary for orthodontic treatment to achieve proper alignment.
Malpositioned Teeth: Teeth that are misaligned or impacting oral health may need to be extracted.
Fractured Teeth or Roots: Teeth with irreparable fractures or root damage.
Impacted Teeth: Teeth that fail to fully emerge, causing pain or potential complications.
Navigating the Tooth Extraction Process
Should your general dentist recommend a tooth extraction, rest assured that the procedure will be carried out with precision and care. Prior to extraction, an x-ray will be taken to assess the tooth’s position and surrounding bone. For a straightforward extraction, a local anesthetic is administered to ensure your comfort. The tooth is then gently loosened using an elevator tool and extracted with dental forceps. Following the procedure, we may provide one or two stitches to close the area, accompanied by comprehensive post-extraction care instructions for your comfort and healing.
Visit DiGrazia Dentistry for Expert Tooth Extraction
Our mission at DiGrazia Dentistry is to provide you with comprehensive dental care that addresses your unique needs. Tooth extraction, when deemed necessary, is performed with meticulous attention to your comfort and well-being.
To learn more about our tooth extraction services, reach out to DiGrazia Dentistry. Contact us at (775) 786-2077 to schedule a consultation with our Reno dentist. We’re here to guide you through the process and ensure that your oral health remains in capable hands.