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Will You Need a Dental extraction?

Posted by FLEX DENTAL on Jul 7 2020, 08:56 AM

Dental extractions are simple and less time-consuming procedures performed at a dental practice. Though they are quite straightforward and require very little preparation, extractions have to be performed meticulously to avoid complications. At Flex dental, we conduct a thorough diagnosis to determine whether or not an extraction is required and if any other treatment can be used as an alternative.

Common scenarios where extraction is required

Oral trauma: External injuries to the mouth can damage the teeth and gums severely. It can result in chipped, cracked, or broken teeth. Depending on the severity of the condition, the dentist will either suggest a restoration, like a veneer, crown, composite bonding, or extraction if the tooth is severely damaged.

Crowding: Crowding is a type of malocclusion where the teeth are tightly packed, which leads to overlapping. This makes them difficult to clean and also leaves a displeasing appearance on the smile. When the dentist suggests orthodontic appliances such as braces or Invisalign, teeth will have to be removed from either side of the jaw to make space for the movement of the remaining teeth.

Cavities: A severely infected tooth could cause a lot of pain and hypersensitivity. In most cases, we will try to restore such a tooth using fillings or inlays. But, when the cavity had advanced to the deeper layers of the tooth, putting the root canal at risk, we may have to get it extracted.

Wisdom teeth extraction: The wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to erupt. Sometimes, they could get 'stuck' in the socket and not fully erupt, leading to severe pain and the risk of developing infections. Hence, it is best to get impacted wisdom teeth extracted to avoid complications.

How is an extraction performed?

Extracting the tooth will be done under the influence of anesthesia. This reduces pain and discomfort during the procedure and allows you to stay seated still in the dental chair. The dentist grips the tooth using forceps and shakes it firmly. This loosens the tooth from the socket and hence, can be extracted easily. In a simple extraction, the dentist will remove the tooth in one go and place a piece of gauze on the wound to control the bleeding. But, in complicated cases, the dentist may have to section the tooth into smaller fragments and remove them individually. After removing the tooth, suitable aftercare instructions will be given, and medication will be prescribed to facilitate optimal healing.

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Regularly visiting the dentist is essential to ensure you maintain good oral health. It also means you'll be spending a considerable amount of money on the procedures. Hence, we have come up with a patient-friendly savings plan which allows our patients from Tampa, FL, to get excellent quality treatment at discounted prices. To know more click here: 

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You deserve outstanding dental care services. You can book your appointment with us by calling at (813) 999-1092, and we can help you achieve beautiful and healthy teeth!


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