If you experience dental problems that may not be reversible, a tooth extraction may be the only available solution. In certain cases, the tooth can be broken, cracked, or experience severe decay. These circumstances may elicit a need for a tooth extraction procedure.
Additional situations that require a tooth extraction include:
- Crowded Mouth
- Severe Infection
- Gum Disease
Some teeth may need to be removed because they consume too much space in the mouth. A decayed tooth can also reach a point where it presents a risk to your overall health, an extraction may be the only available means to eliminate this risk. The complications that decayed teeth present to your gums include a potential loss of bone tissue.
The procedure can be provided with oral conscious sedation. You will be awake during the treatment, but numb to any stimuli. After the extraction, the recovery period will generally be short. During this process, avoid smoking, aggressively rinsing your mouth, and drink through a straw. Adhere to a healthy diet and use a cold compress to numb any discomfort.
Dr. Bob Bowling is experienced in performing tooth extractions centered on your comfort. To schedule your complimentary consultation, please call us today!