At Generations Dental Care, our team of professionals is here to deliver safe and comfortable treatment options to patients experiencing extreme dental decay or facial trauma. When a tooth becomes loose, there are ways we can attempt to save it; however, when it poses a risk to nearby healthy structures, we must consider tooth extraction in Concord . Using advanced technologies and techniques, we remain committed to ensuring gentle care and successful results, so call our office to schedule an appointment to learn more about how we ensure healthier smiles for the future.
It is likely never to be the first form of treatment that our team will recommend; however, if we discover that your tooth is putting the rest of your smile at risk, or you are experiencing one of the other following situations, we’ll begin to develop a plan to remove it:
Removing a tooth requires that we first identify which type of tooth needs to be removed. If it is not a wisdom tooth (third molar), our team can take care of the process. However, if you have a wisdom tooth that has partially erupted or is impacted, our oral surgeon will come in to perform the procedure.
There are typically two types of extraction – simple and surgical. A simple extraction involves removing a tooth that is fully erupted. After administering local anesthesia to numb the mouth, we’ll use a dental elevator to lift the tooth before incorporating dental forceps to rock it back and forth until it separates from the gums.
If a tooth is impacted, we’ll need to perform a surgical extraction, which involves opening the gum tissue to access the underlying tooth. Using specialized instruments, we will often separate the tooth into pieces so that it is less likely to bother the surrounding bone.
Once the procedure is complete, our dental team will provide helpful post-op instructions so that you can ensure a swift and successful recovery. Some of the most important tips to remember include: