What To Know About Tooth Extractions
Do you suffer from repeated dental decay that resulted in numerous dental treatments? At Smile Dental Clinics, we do everything we can to save your natural teeth. We may recommend a filling or root canal to save a tooth. Once all options have been exhausted, the decay has spread too deeply under the gumline, severe gum disease is present, or an infection cannot be healed we might recommend a tooth extraction. A tooth extraction is the process of removing the entire tooth and tooth root.
Tooth Extraction Details
In our office, our experienced dentists are qualified to safely extract teeth, with the goal of regaining the function and health of the mouth as soon as possible. Many patients have an incorrect idea of what a tooth extraction entails. The impression is that this procedure will be painful when, in reality, your mouth will be fully numb and all you may feel is some pressure in the mouth. Following our recommendations post extraction will ensure that you have a positive recovery experience.
Tooth Replacement Options
We recommend replacing the tooth as soon as possible with one of the many tooth replacement options we offer. We can answer any questions you might have on each replacement method and we will work with you to help choose an option that is best for your budget and lifestyle. We may suggest:
Be Aware of Your Medical History
Certain patients need to take precautions before having any dental procedures, especially a dental extraction. If you take blood thinning medication, you should notify our office as soon as possible. The American Heart Association also recommends patients with a number of heart conditions to take antibiotics before dental procedures. This helps reduce the risk of infections entering the bloodstream.
To avoid tooth extractions, it is important to remain diligent with your dental hygiene visits. If you have not recently been to see us for a hygiene visit and dental exam, please contact our office located in Phoenix, AZ to schedule your next appointment. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help you with anything you need!