The need for simple tooth extractions can come from a variety of causes. However, the good news is, it provides pain relief. Then with restoration services, your dentist can restore your tooth to its original beauty and function.
Before extracting your tooth, your dentist will likely take X-rays to plan for the procedure. This will guide your dentist in choosing an extraction method. Then, your dentist will administer local anesthetic.
Your dentist will then loosen the tooth’s ligaments and gum tissue using a tool called an elevator. Then the dentist will use forceps to pull the tooth out. Rarely, the tooth is so strongly rooted that your dentist will need to break the tooth into smaller pieces to remove it.
If necessary, we’ll place a few stitches to close the tooth’s socket. We’ll pack the area with gauze and have you close your jaw to apply pressure. Our office will provide instruction on how to care for the area to ensure the best healing process. Once healed, we can discuss restoration services with you, if needed.