Tooth Extraction - Cambridge, Oh
Protect Your Smile from Pain and Infection
When is a Tooth Extraction Needed?
If you chip a tooth, its health and function can be restored with a simple cosmetic procedure. But if you’ve suffered dental trauma or are living with a severe toothache due to infection or disease, you may need a tooth extraction in Cambridge, OH to preserve your smile. A damaged or abscessed tooth can quickly lead to more serious issues affecting your other teeth, oral health, and even in some cases, your physical health if the cause is gum disease.
Our Woodlawn Dental Center team provides gentle tooth extraction in a comfortable setting to ensure the health and function of your smile is not compromised by your problem tooth. Tooth extractions are common procedures at our office, and our dentists are highly trained and experienced in this treatment. To ensure you have the best experience, we utilize advanced technologies and bring in a dental anesthesiologist to administer IV sedation. We’ll make your tooth extraction as easy and as comfortable as possible. Receive the treatment you need, relieve your toothache, and restore your oral health!
The Results of a Tooth Extraction
The Tooth Extraction Process
For most patients, tooth extraction is an efficient and fast surgery that won’t cause you pain. Our patients report that though they experienced a slight pressure during the procedure, they remained comfortable and relaxed at their appointment. If you’re scheduled for tooth extraction in Cambridge, OH with us, this means we were unable to preserve your natural tooth with more conservative measures or have deemed it unsalvageable due to infection, trauma, or another cause.
At your appointment, we’ll first ensure you are comfortable and then numb the gums around your tooth with a local anesthetic. Next, we’ll gently pull your tooth, being careful to not harm adjacent teeth or bone and gum tissue at the site. You’ll have nothing to worry about, and before you know it, your procedure will be complete! Your recovery period will last a few days, during which time you may take over-the-counter medication for any discomfort and refrain from activities that can disturb the healthy blood clot.
After Your Tooth Extraction
After any tooth extraction, it’s critical that you take special steps to ensure the healing process goes as it should. A blood clot typically forms over an empty tooth socket during healing. If this doesn’t happen or if the blood clot is removed, the bone and nerves below the socket become exposed. This results in a painful complication called dry socket. You can prevent dry socket and ensure a smooth recovery by following the post-extraction guidelines we’ll review in detail with you.
Your tooth extraction doesn’t have to be the end of your treatment, either. We recommend many patients replace their extracted tooth, and generally encourage dental implants. The only permanent tooth replacement, dental implants look and act just like natural teeth due to their similar structure—post (tooth root) and restoration (tooth crown). This tooth will look identical to your natural teeth and provide all the same functional benefits. It’ll be as if you’d never had a tooth extracted in the first place!
Don’t wait to treat your toothache.
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