Dental extractions are one of the simplest procedures performed at a dental practice. It involves the complete removal of a tooth from the mouth - from root to crown, with the patient under the influence of local anesthesia. The process wouldn't cause any pain as the oral tissues would be numbed before commencing.
Here are some of the common scenarios where a tooth extraction would be necessary.
Cavities are caused due to the erosion of the enamel and decay of the underlying dentin by the microbes in the mouth. They release acidic toxins when they feed on the food residues left in the mouth, which gradually erode the enamel. If cavities are left untreated for a long duration, they could advance onto the root canal cavity and infect the pulp, causing root canal infection. Although we consider every possible treatment method before extracting the tooth, such as medication, filling, restorations, etc., we may have to extract it completely to prevent the infection from spreading and causing further complications.
Injuries to the mouth can cause damage to the teeth, jawbone, and soft tissues. The teeth may sustain cracks, chipping, or may even break off at the gum line. When you visit our dental practice to get your dental emergency treated, we will conduct a thorough diagnosis and determine whether or not it can be treated using dental restorations. If the tooth is damaged severely, we will have to extract it to keep you from enduring pain and other complications.
Misaligned teeth are quite a huge letdown, both in terms of oral functionality and aesthetics. When you visit our dental practice to get a malocclusion treated, we will conduct a thorough diagnosis and determine the most suitable treatment method to suit your needs. Be it dental braces or Invisalign we may have to extract teeth on either side of the jawbone to make space for the remaining teeth to move to their orthodontically right positions.
Teeth that tend to get stuck in the jawbone as they erupt are called impacted teeth. They can cause immense pain, discomfort and may also lead to infections near the impacted site. If the severity of impaction is minor, we may be able to treat it using medication. But, if the tooth is stuck majorly in the jawbone, it will have to be extracted to prevent further complications.
Our experienced team will help you regain your smile. Please reach out to us on call at (773) 445-1009 or by scheduling an online appointment, and we'll be happy to guide you further.