Dental Extractions in Reynoldsburg
What Is a Dental Extraction?
Dental extractions are sometimes necessary if a tooth is damaged or broken. The tooth may have been fixed with a crown or filling, but there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. Our goal is to always try and save your tooth, and only resort to extraction if all other treatments will not work. After careful examination of the tooth using x-rays, our team will discuss the recommended treatment plan with you. There are a few types of dental extractions done at Stellar Dentistry depending on the condition of the tooth.
What Kind of Dental Extractions Are There?
Simple Tooth Extraction
If the tooth is easily reached a simple tooth extraction can be done. For this type of extraction local anesthesia is used to keep patients comfortable, and our dentist simply removes the tooth.
Surgical Tooth Extraction
In some cases, the tooth may be broken or has not yet erupted in the mouth. In this situation the tooth cannot be reached easily, and a surgical extraction may be necessary. Surgical extractions are more involved, but are still a common procedure done in our office. For surgical extractions local anesthesia is used and a small incision is made in the gum to access and remove the tooth. Stitches may be needed to ensure the area heals properly.
Why Would I Need a Dental Extraction?
• Crowded teeth
• Gum disease
What Are the Next Steps After My Tooth Has Been Removed?
After your extraction our team will discuss post-extraction instructions that include how to care for your mouth at home. We always recommend patients follow the instructions carefully to avoid any complications or infection. If during your recovery you have pain that does not subside, or have a question or issue please always contact our office, and we will have you seen right away.
Once your extraction is complete you can discuss next steps for tooth replacement with our team. We will discuss what restoration options are available and develop a treatment plan. Providing beautiful smiles is what we do, and we want our patients to feel great about their smile.
Interested in Learning More About Tooth Extraction?
Stellar Dentistry provides exceptional care for our patients using the latest technology. Our patients’ health is our priority, and we want every experience in our office to be positive and stress free. If you have pain or think you may have an issue with a tooth, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We will get you in to be seen as soon as possible, so we can address the issue and get you on the road to recovery.