Good oral hygiene should always be practiced since the loss of a single tooth can have major impact upon your oral health and appearance. Although our dentists will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there are still sometimes necessary occasions when a tooth may need to be extracted. A tooth may need to be extracted for several reasons including.
Advanced periodontal disease
Infection or abscess
Fractured teeth or roots
Impacted wisdom teeth
Baby teeth not falling out properly
The Process | Tooth Extraction
After careful examination and treatment, our dentist may advise to have a tooth extracted. Many extractions can be completed in our Lansing office, but some cases may require a specialist to take care of.
For a simple extraction, we will first apply a local anesthetic to prevent pain and discomfort. The tooth will be loosened with a tool called an elevator and then removed with dental forceps. Once the procedure is complete, the area may be closed using stitches. We will then provide you with care instructions to alleviate discomfort and ensure proper healing.
Third molars, or “Wisdom Teeth” are a very common dental extraction. Wisdom teeth usually appear in your teens or early twenties. Not all wisdom teeth require extraction but often there isn’t enough room in the mouth for these teeth and they can affect neighboring teeth.
Tooth extraction is a common procedure that both adults and children may need. Our dentists will inform you during your regularly scheduled visits if extraction is needed. For more information on extractions or to schedule an appointment, contact our Lansing dental office.
Our promise to you is that the veneers, fillings, crowns, and bridges we create will look as good as or better than the teeth nature gave you. And to make sure we keep that promise, the products we recommend and use are the highest quality and incredibly durable. You can trust your smile with us.