Tooth extraction is a common practice for many adults, even though permanent teeth are supposed to last for a lifetime.
There are many reasons a tooth extraction may be necessary, and they include:
When the dentist performs a tooth extraction, they remove the entire tooth from the socket leaving the area empty.
Of course, ideally, you would be able to save and restore the tooth as missing teeth can lead to other problems, such as misalignments, jawbone loss, and so on.
But, there are situations when that is not possible, and the healthiest thing to do is to remove it and restore oral health through dental crowns or implants.
Tooth extractions are done under local anesthesia, so you don't have to worry about feeling any pain. A level of discomfort can be felt, but that is normal.
It's necessary to follow your dentist's instructions when it comes to oral care after the extraction to make sure the healing process goes without any unwanted surprises.
As we said, your Mauldin dentist will give you a list of recommendations to follow post-tooth removal.
Here are some tips from us, in case you need the information:
At Indigo Dental, we strive to offer the highest-quality dental care in a comfortable environment. That way, all that's left for you is to sit back and smile while we take care of your oral health.
We offer various dental services, such as cosmetic, restorative, and preventive care. Our services are also personalized so that you can get the right treatment for your exact needs.
For a detailed consultation with our doctors, Dr. Meagan Crosland & Dr. Michael Crosland, contact us anytime and schedule an appointment.