Do you have overcrowded or crooked teeth? Maybe you have an impacted wisdom tooth. You may need a tooth extraction, which is a method used to remove teeth that are overcrowded, infected, or decaying. Extraction improves the oral health of patients who undergo the procedure. Dr. Siddhi Patel and her professional team will ensure that your general dental treatment is as comfortable as possible.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Teeth need to be extracted when the teeth or gums have become detrimental to a patient’s oral health. Some common reasons for tooth extraction include:
- Periodontal Disease: Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is detrimental to the health of gums and teeth. Patients who have excessive tooth or gum damage due to gum disease may need a tooth extraction.
- Severe Tooth Decay: A simple tooth extraction may be the only viable option for patients in advanced cases of tooth decay. If a tooth or teeth can not be saved using conservative measures, then the tooth may need to be extracted to prevent decay from spreading and causing more damage.
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Impacted wisdom teeth will need extraction because they may cause tooth or gum infection, tooth pain, or severe tooth damage to neighboring teeth. Patients who are in their late teens or early 20’s are the most likely candidates for wisdom teeth removal.
- Overcrowding: Overcrowded teeth can lead to complex bite disorders, crooked teeth, excessive enamel wear, and jaw pain. Because it can be difficult to clean between crooked teeth, overcrowding can also increase the risk of tooth decay. Removing overcrowded teeth can help alleviate painful symptoms and prevent gum disease.
Tooth Extraction Treatment
Dr. Patel will use a local anesthetic to numb the treated area to minimize tooth sensitivity. After the tooth or teeth are extracted, the area will be rinsed, cleaned and packed with gauze. Dr. Patel may recommend dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures and partials to replace a missing tooth or teeth following the procedure. These restorative options can help prevent further gum and tooth problems by replacing missing teeth.
Request an Appointment Today
Call your trusted dentist in Hilliard, OH at Park Dental for treatment today at 614-405-7275. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel and her team online.