A TOOTH EXTRACTION IS THE REMOVAL OF A TOOTH FROM ITS SOCKET IN THE BONE. WHEN DECAY OR DAMAGE TO THE TOOTH IS TOO EXTENSIVE TO BE REPAIRED, AN EXTRACTION MAY BE RECOMMENDED BY DR. OYANGEN.
Trauma, decay and gum disease may contribute to the reasons a tooth may need to be extracted.
If the tooth is exposed from the gum and appears to be in one piece, an extraction is a relatively straightforward procedure and can usually be performed quickly using a local anesthetic. This would be considered a non-surgical extraction.
Extracting a tooth, or even several teeth may be needed to prepare the patient’ s mouth for orthodontics.This is to alleviate the overcrowding of teeth and help with malalignment. The end result is a wonderful overall smile!
In some instances, a tooth may be more difficult to remove. This can be due to the shape of the tooth’s roots, the tooth’s position, and the integrity of the tooth. This would be considered a surgical extraction.
Impacted wisdom teeth usually fall into this category and require surgical extractions. In this case, Dr. Oyangen would then refer his patient to a local oral surgeon for this procedure.
When extracting a tooth in preparation for an additional procedure, such as an implant, Dr. Oyangen suggests placing a bone graft in the extraction site. Bone grafting assists in ridge preservation for future restorations such as a bridge, denture or implants. Bone graft is comprised of either endogenous bone (bone belonging to the patient) or artificial substitutes which integrate into the surgical extraction site.
Following any tooth extraction, there are certain procedures Dr. Oyangen recommends to aid in your healing process. These will be explained in full at the end of your appointment and written aftercare instructions will be sent home also.
Feel free to contact Advanced Aesthetics Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.