Gentle and Pain-Free Removal
A Tooth extraction becomes necessary when a tooth is badly damaged or decayed, and it is not fixable by a filling, crown or other treatment, or in preparation for orthodontic treatment. In these circumstances, a removal of the tooth can be the best solution.
Occasionally, a tooth extraction is also recommended for an over-crowded mouth. During the procedure, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area, and to eliminate any discomfort during the procedure. Patients report feeling pressure, but not pain during the tooth extraction. P
lease let your Dentist know immediately if you are experiencing any pain during the procedure. Your Dentist will recommend after-care instructions for you, to aid in the healing process.
Afterwards, you will also be provided with several options to consider regarding your tooth replacement, as removing a tooth can have negative effects on chewing and may shift the placement of your teeth in your mouth.
Options After Tooth Extraction:
While usually a very safe procedure, always be sure to let your dentist know your medical history before having a tooth pulled to avoid any complications. Trust Doctors Stenger, Cole and Gupta with your dental needs, locally, in our Richmond office.