Tooth Extraction An Overview
A tooth extraction is used to treat severe decay, damage or overcrowding of teeth. Dr. Desbordes will always try to save as much of your natural tooth as possible for a more stable oral foundation. However, tooth extractions are sometimes the best treatment plan for your oral health. Early diagnosis and preventive oral health care can help avoid the need for a tooth extraction.
Tooth extraction is a standard dental procedure is often quick and conducted with the use of just a local anesthetic. Tooth extractions are relatively pain-free. Dr. Desbordes and our dental care team will inform you of the appropriate aftercare protocol to reduce pain, swelling, and bleeding. Most patients recover with no side effects. However, if you do experience sudden or lingering pain or bleeding contact our Baltimore office as soon as possible.
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Tooth Extraction What to Expect
Wisdom teeth often need to be removed. Wisdom teeth often come to emerge during the teen years. Wisdom teeth are removed if they become impacted or if they pose a threat of overcrowding the teeth. Many young adults will have their wisdom teeth removed. Family dentist Dr. Desbordes provides comprehensive treatment for wisdom tooth removal in our Windsor Mill dentist office.
Dr. Desbordes can often perform tooth extractions in our Windsor Mill dentist office. For more advanced or complex cases, he may refer you to a local oral surgeon for optimal results.
Your procedure will begin with you being made comfortable and numbed with the use of a local anesthetic. Dr. Desbordes will remove the affected tooth by separating the supporting ligaments from the tooth. The tooth will be gently moved back and forth to loosen it from the gum tissue. Once the tooth is loose, he will carefully remove it from the socket and close the hole with sutures if necessary.
If tooth replacement is needed, Dr. Desbordes may recommend a dental implant.