Dental extractions are common dental procedures performed to remove a damaged, decayed, or problematic tooth from its socket in the jawbone. Tooth extractions may also be necessary for orthodontic reasons or to make space for dentures or dental implants.
Before performing the extraction, the we will conduct a thorough examination of the tooth and the surrounding area. This may involve taking X-rays to assess the tooth's position, root structure, and proximity to other teeth and nerves.
After the tooth is removed, we will clean the empty socket to remove any debris or infection. In some cases, the dentist may need to perform a bone graft to preserve the bone structure if a dental implant is planned for the future.
Once the area is adequately numbed, we will use specialized dental instruments to gently loosen the tooth within its socket. In some cases, the tooth may need to be sectioned into smaller pieces to facilitate its removal. We will carefully manipulate the tooth until it is free from its attachments.
We will provide the patient with post-operative instructions, including how to manage pain and swelling, what foods to eat, and how to keep the extraction site clean to avoid infection. Pain medications and antibiotics may be prescribed if necessary.
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