Tooth Extractions – Marysville, OH
Removing Teeth to Ensure Better Oral Health
Tooth extractions in Marysville are never a form of treatment that Dr. Kevin Grill or Dr. Barry Miller ever want to recommend. However, some situations can arise when removing one or more teeth is the only possible solution. Safeguarding your oral health is the priority, so if a tooth is no longer viable and is putting the remainder of your smile at risk, our team will ensure your comfort and safety when helping you to say goodbye to one or more of your pearly whites. Call us today to learn more about this process or keep reading.
Why Choose Northwest Family Dental for Tooth Extractions?
- Emergency Dental Appointments Treated ASAP
- We Treat Patients of All Ages
- Sedation Dentistry Available for Anxious Patients
Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary
Although tooth extraction is not something that is commonly suggested, it can be necessary if you exhibit any of the following:
- You have a severely decayed tooth that is no longer treatable using root canal therapy or a dental crown.
- You have suffered extreme facial trauma, and your tooth is beyond repair.
- You require orthodontic treatment but first need to have one or more teeth removed to ensure adequate space for your existing, healthy teeth to move.
- You have a few remaining natural teeth that are likely to fall out, so it is in your best interest for us to remove them before you receive dentures.
- You have advanced periodontitis that is causing bone and tooth loss.
The Process of Removing a Tooth
Removing a tooth can occur in one of two ways – simple or surgical. If the tooth is entirely above the gumline or partially erupted, we’re likely to extract it using specialized instruments and anesthesia. With the help of a dental elevator, we can lift the tooth from its socket before attaching dental forceps to it and gently moving it back and forth. This will continue until the tooth finally detaches from the ligaments.
If your tooth is impacted (beneath the gumline), the only way to retrieve it is surgically. This means that we will need to make an opening in the gum tissue and remove the tooth in pieces. This is often the easiest way, as it reduces the chances of disturbing more of the bone tissues surrounding the tooth.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
After your tooth extraction is complete, you’ll want to make sure that you have some drive you home from your appointment. We’ll make sure that you receive detailed instructions regarding your post-op recovery. Some of the tips you can expect include:
- Getting plenty of rest once you get home, and keeping your head elevated so that it does not cause more excessive bleeding.
- Changing out the gauze to ensure that the bleeding stops and a blood clot forms.
- Eating soft foods in the initial days of your recovery, as you will not need to bite down or chew on anything hard or crunchy.
- Avoiding bad habits such as smoking or drinking alcohol, as it can prolong your healing time and cause you to bleed more.
- Avoiding straws and vigorous rinsing, as this can cause your blood clot to dislodge and create a dry socket, which is very painful.
- Rinsing with saltwater to remove bacteria from the mouth and quicken the healing process.