Tooth Extraction is a dental process that is carried out solely for the removal of teeth that are decayed, damaged or have any other problem that necessitates their removal in order to attain dental health.
At Fox Valley Dental, we make every effort to preserve natural teeth. However, there are cases that make it literally impossible to maintain them and that is where extraction becomes necessary.
Even though the procedure takes place in in the Aurora Dentist’s office, it is considered wholly as a surgery. The teeth are then replaced by a dental implant or another oral prosthetic depending on which teeth are being extracted.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
There are several reasons why you may need a tooth or more extracted. The common reasons for extraction are, cavities and extreme tooth decay. There are other patients who undergo the process do to impacted teeth, mostly wisdom teeth.
Other causes for teeth removal include advanced periodontal disease, severely malformed teeth, and cracked teeth. Even though many circumstances that need teeth extraction are unavoidable, there are some that can be avoided easily with regular visits to the dentist as well as taking care of your teeth.
How Do I Know I need a Tooth Extraction?
It’s only a visit to a Dentist in Aurora that can tell whether you need an extraction or not. The Aurora Dentist will carry out comprehensive tests to determine whether that is the right path to be followed.
However, you may be a definite candidate if your tooth is severely decayed that fillings and other procedures are not even on the table.
What to Expect During a Tooth Extraction Appointment
If the dentist decides that you need tooth extraction, a date will be set up for you to come back in order for the procedure to take place. During the procedure, a local anesthetic will be administered in order to reduce the pain. In addition, medication will be prescribed in order to reduce the pain afterwards.
Conditional to the nature of the tooth to be extracted as well as other factors, like whether your other teeth are impacted, you may be sedated or administered with a general anesthesia during the entire procedure.
Post Care Treatment to Be Followed
To prevent any complications and help with the healing process, post-operative care is very essential. The Aurora Dentist will instruct you not to go near certain foods and also to keep the site of the surgery very clean at all times.
If an antibiotic is prescribed, it is essential for you to finish the whole dosage in order to avoid any infection that may crop up. Furthermore, the dentist may advise you to desist from smoking or drinking through a straw. Using a straw creates a condition known as ‘dry socket’. This hinders the overall process of healing.
If you have any questions or personal concerns about the tooth extraction process, don’t hesitate to contact Fox Valley Dental. All your concerns will be addressed and you will be taken through the process. For an appointment, contact our Aurora Dentist today.