Tooth Extractions in Miamisburg
If one of your teeth has been damaged by gum disease, tooth decay, or an oral injury, it may need to be extracted and replaced with a partial denture, bridge, or a dental implant. The extraction process quite simple, and at Miamisburg Family Dental, Dr. Almoney and Dr. Brown use the latest techniques and numbing agents and offer sedation to help keep you comfortable during your treatment.
Why Would I Need A Tooth Extraction?
There are a few different reasons that you may need to have one or more teeth extracted.
- Your tooth is loose due to gum disease – If you have gum disease, your gums become weak, and may not be able to hold your teeth properly in their sockets. Extraction may be recommended for teeth that are loose due to gum disease.
- Your tooth is infected and can’t be saved with a root canal – It’s best to save an infected tooth with a root canal, but if this is not possible, it will need to be extracted to ensure that the infection does not harm the rest of your smile.
- Wisdom teeth are growing in improperly – Wisdom teeth typically erupt during the late teens and early twenties, and by this time, most patients do not have enough room in their mouths for these third molars to grow in properly. Improper growth can damage the surrounding teeth, or become infected when erupting. Because of this, most people have their wisdom teeth extracted.
- Prepare for a dental implant or a denture – Full arch dentures require the removal of all of your upper, lower, or both arches of teeth. Extractions may also be required in preparation for a dental implant in the future.
While there are some other reasons that a tooth may need to be extracted, these are the most common oral conditions that require removal.
How Do Tooth Extractions Work?
The actual process of a tooth extraction is quite simple, and usually only takes about 5 minutes per tooth. First, your tooth and gums will be cleaned, numbed and disinfected to prevent infection. Then, Dr. Brown or Dr. Almoney will use a “dental elevator” to loosen the tooth in its socket. Once the tooth has been loosened, your tooth will be pulled out as gently as possible by the root.
After this, the site is cleaned to remove any blood or bacteria and disinfected. Finally, the socket is sutured shut, completing the procedure.
Come To Miamisburg Family Dental for a Gentle Extraction
Whether your wisdom teeth are causing you pain, or you believe that you may need to have a tooth pulled for any reason, Dr. Almoney and Dr. Brown are here to help.
At Miamisburg Family Dental, we focus on caring, personal treatment for the entire family. Once you schedule an appointment, one of our dentists will examine your mouth to determine whether extraction is the proper treatment for you and answer any questions you may have about the process. Contact us at (937) 866-5501, or come to our office at 306 E Linden Ave, Miamisburg, OH 45342 to schedule your appointment in person.