Dealing with a tooth extraction can be a very daunting task. [[[page17961|Justin Lai, DDS]]] can help you to unload some of that worry and get through the process with as little pain and hassle as possible. When a tooth has become too decayed or damaged to keep around, an extraction can be your best bet in the long run concerning not only your pain but the health of the rest of your mouth as well. We have [[[pag:17958|cutting edge technology]]] and the experience to get you through this no sweat. Schedule an appointment today.
What is a Tooth Extraction?
When you need to get a tooth extracted, it means that it must be removed from your mouth entirely. For some reason, this tooth is beyond salvaging, and to restore your mouth to good working order; we need to remove the toxicity from the area before it can cause further damage from occurring. Often, the tooth that requires extraction is painful, and removing the problem can get you back to eating and drinking your favorite things without worry about how much it will hurt.
Why Do I Need a Tooth Extracted?
There are a wide variety of reasons that a tooth may need to be extracted. This is caused by excessive decay or damage that cannot be repaired with a crown or filling. There is no way to compensate for the weak spots in a tooth this far gone so it must just be extracted. An extraction may also be necessary for orthodontic procedures.
This could be because you have extra teeth that are causing crowding and an improper bite pattern, or because you need braces and there is not enough space for the teeth to move. Extracting key teeth can give you back the freedom to cosmetically enhance your smile. One of the most common tooth extraction procedures involves your wisdom teeth. These teeth can cause a wide array of problems, and an extraction is almost always necessary to keep up the safety and health of the rest of your teeth.
When you come in to get your tooth pulled, you will be administered an anesthetic, either local or general depending on needs and preference. Then, when you cannot feel a thing, we will gently rock the tooth from the socket, making an incision into the gums if need be to remove a more stubborn or impacted tooth. Then, we stitch up the gap so that it can heal properly, and give you care tips for the next few days following.
We know that this can be a very scary time, especially if you have never had to endure such a procedure before, but we can assure you that here at Edge Dental, you are in the best possible care and our experience holds us to a standard that makes our patients feel comfortable. You are our number one priority, and we can help you get back on your feet in no time.
General and Cosmetic Dentistry
From crowns and bridges to periodontal care and extractions, Justin Lai, DDS offers a wide range of general and cosmetic dental treatments. If you have a dental concern, Dr. Lai will have a solution.
Edge Dental is equipped with digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras and 3-dimensional cone beam imaging to gain the best possible information about patient dental health. This enables Dr. Lai to view teeth, gum tissue and surrounding bone structures in high resolution from all angles. Based on findings, treatment plans are designed to optimize oral health with minimally invasive procedures.
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