Tooth Extraction In San Diego, Restoring Damaged Teeth
When possible, the ultimate goal of restorative and periodontic dentistry is to keep as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. However, in some cases, this objective sabotaged when the natural tooth or supporting bone is damaged beyond the point where it can be salvageable. In this occasion, the tooth extraction process is used, and it is the most reasonable and effective course of treatment. Our Dental clinic offers tooth extraction in San Diego.
What is Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction is the process whereby your tooth is practically removed from your mouth. There are many reasons why tooth extraction may be necessary among other dental care procedures. The most common reasons being that the tooth has been damaged beyond the point of restoration by severe tooth decay or advanced periodontal disease that has destroyed the bone that holds the tooth. Also, tooth extractions are also frequently performed on patients who require more space in the mouth for their orthodontic treatments.
Often, tooth extractions are performed on tooths like wisdom teeth when they are impacted, which means they refused to erupt through the gums.
When is Tooth Extraction necessary?
There are many reasons that tooth extraction may be necessary. Common reasons for performing tooth extraction include:
- Tooth decay
- Periodontal disease that has damaged the supporting tissue and structures of the teeth
- To create space for orthodontic treatment
- To remove teeth that are impacted, most commonly wisdom teeth
What are the benefits of Tooth Extraction?
While dentists and periodontists will always battle to preserve your teeth whenever possible, there are many benefits to removing a tooth that is severely damaged or causing harm to the overall structure of the mouth. Teeth that are severely decayed or infected can lead to several health problems on other healthy areas of the body.
This can be possible when bacteria from the infected tooth enter the bloodstream, spreading an infection to different vital organs and raising your risk of developing severe heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and osteoporosis.
The process of extracting teeth that are impacted also presents many health benefits being that impacted teeth can cause pain, jaw stiffness, swelling, and cause general illness. They can also harm the surrounding teeth which were once healthy, affect the nerves, and also affect the structures of the mouth. These symptoms and health concerns can be avoided with just a simple extraction process.
How is Tooth Extraction performed?
Tooth extractions in our dental clinic are performed in-office by Dr. Qadeer. The severity of your case will be the determining factor of the nature of the tooth extraction process employed. In most cases, the teeth that are visible above the gum line can be extracted using just a simple extraction process.
These simple extractions are generally performed by numbing the area around the tooth using local anesthesia and then using specially designed instruments to remove the tooth. The extraction site may need bone grafting and if possible sutures to ensure a quick recovery.
After tooth extractions, whether they were performed under local or general anesthesia can cause swelling and disturbances.
Discomfort after the extraction will be managed with pain and anti-inflammatory medication. Patients generally feel no discomfort after a few days.
Dr. Qadeer will discuss post-extraction instructions with you during your initial consultation.