Dr. Golparvar never considers tooth removal to be his first treatment recommendation. This is largely because there are many other options to consider that involve saving your tooth, even if it has suffered damage. However, if a tooth is beyond repair or putting neighboring teeth at high risk, an extraction may be the best option moving forward. During your exam, we’ll closely evaluate your tooth and confirm if a tooth extraction from our Manchester, NH dentist is absolutely necessary. If you have severe tooth pain, call our dental office today , and we’ll work to resolve it!
While tooth extractions are not performed often, there are many occasions where one might be necessary. For example, if a tooth is heavily decayed or fractured as a result of physical trauma, it may be impossible to effectively salvage it, leaving extraction as the only choice. In other cases, teeth may need to be removed to make room for a denture. In less common instances, extraction may be necessary to make room for certain orthodontic treatments.
There are two major kinds of tooth extractions that can be performed depending on the state of the tooth in question. Simple extractions are used to remove fully erupted teeth while surgical extractions may be required for teeth that are trapped beneath the gums. Our team can figure out which kind of extraction you need after performing an examination of your smile.
With a simple extraction, the tooth is gently loosened, and forceps are used to rock it back and forth until it can be removed. Your mouth will be numbed at the beginning of the extraction process in order to help you stay as comfortable as possible during the procedure.
For a surgical extraction, a small incision is made in the gums. A bit of bone tissue might have to be removed so that the tooth can be taken out. In certain circumstances, it may be necessary to divide the tooth into sections that can be extracted one at a time.
Once your tooth extraction is complete, you will be given a number of aftercare instructions. Here are a few examples of things that you’ll need to do in order to ensure a smooth healing process: