Valuable Insights on Dental Extractions: What to Keep in Mind
At I-Rise Dental, our team’s main objective is to provide exceptional treatment and help you maintain your natural teeth. However, there are situations where a tooth becomes infected or damaged past the point where Dr. Anu Mohan can save it with restorative treatment. When a problem occurs where a tooth cannot be saved, an extraction will become necessary to preserve your overall oral health. We would like to guide you through this procedure.
When Is Dental Extraction Necessary?
Oral surgery, and, in particular, dental extractions, is a procedure that involves the removal of a tooth or multiple teeth from your mouth. Dr. Mohan has specialized training in oral surgery to make this a safe and effective treatment for our patients. Oral surgery/extractions become necessary when certain oral health conditions cannot be treated in any other way. Issues such as impacted wisdom teeth, severe tooth decay, overcrowding, and damaged teeth are all issues where a tooth must be removed. When a tooth that is beyond saving is extracted, oral surgery will relieve pain, prevent further complications, control the spread of infection, and improve your overall oral health.
The Benefits of Having A Tooth Extracted
When it becomes necessary to remove a tooth, there will be several benefits associated with the treatment.
- You will get relief from any pain associated with the problem tooth, leading to an immediate improvement in quality of life.
- The possibility of an existing infection spreading to other areas of the body will be prevented. This will help prevent other serious health issues and complications that can occur when bacteria from a tooth infection spreads.
- Oral surgery can help with the overall alignment and aesthetics of your mouth. If you have a tooth extracted to help with overcrowding or misalignment, this can help create the space required for further orthodontic work.
Preparing For Your Extraction
When preparing for your procedure, please take note and follow any instructions Dr. Mohan and our team provided. These instructions could include medications to avoid and other substances which could interfere with the procedure. Because an extraction will require localized anesthesia, we will need to perform a medical examination and get your medical history to ensure we avoid any side effects with the anesthetic.
Once your extraction is complete, you can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bleeding in the following hours. Our team will provide detailed information on what to expect and give you instructions on managing any symptoms related to your procedure effectively. It will be essential to follow these instructions to ensure fast and uninterrupted healing.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
A dental extraction can be of immense benefit to you if you find yourself in a situation where you have a severely infected or damaged tooth, overcrowded teeth, and more. Addressing these issues can help alleviate pain, prevent further complications, and improve oral health. If you have any questions about dental extractions or are ready to schedule an appointment, please get in touch with our office today at (858) 465-8717.
She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, including implants, crowns, bridges, clear aligners, and cosmetic and special-needs dentistry. She provides modern treatments to her patients in a safe, comfortable, and relaxed environment and adopts a holistic approach to suit every patient’s age and unique needs. She loves building long-lasting relationships with her patients.
Dr. Mohan has been featured in numerous journals and received the TOP General, Family, Implant and Cosmetic Dentist Award from Women in Medicine in 2021.